In addition to providing training courses, we co-ordinate local Responder Schemes throughout remote and rural Scotland and work closely with Scottish Ambulance Service, the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) and hospital based pre-hospital care teams based in Scotland.  

BASICS Scotland Responders are rural GP’s, Nurses and Paramedics who have received additional training through BASICS Scotland.  Each of our Responders is provided with equipment including a Sandpiper Bag and access to a defibrillator.  Many Responders have also been issued with an automatic Vehicle Locator System to allow contact with their local Ambulance Control and tracking of their vehicle’s location.

Thinking about becoming a BASICS Responder? View our factsheet for more information.

Please contact the BASICS VLS representative in your area if you wish to discuss becoming a BASICS Responder.

Please click here for Defib Application Form 

Brian Fitzsimons (click here to email) 

Ewen McLeod (click here to email) 

East & Borders: 
Robert Duncan (click here to email)

West Region: 
Mark Worrall (click here to email)

Dave Bywater (click here to email) 

Highland Including Western Isle Orkney and Shetland:
Stuart Swanson (Click here to email)