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Call for vaccine priority for ambulance workers

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The union which represents the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has today called on vaccination priority for all its Ambulance Control Room and NHS 24 staff. They have demanded that these workers are prioritised...
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Police probe ‘despicable’ theft from ambulance in Dalry Road

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A police investigation is underway after a medical bag was stolen from ambulance workers as they responded to a call-out on Caledonian Road in Dalry, Edinburgh, at 9.20pm last night.A green rucksack with the words Emergency Medical...

Children injured following partial collapse of a ceiling at Tranent Church Hall

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A number of children suffered minor superficial injuries following the partial collapse of a ceiling at Tranent Church Hall in Tranent, East Lothian, shortly before 7pm on Tuesday.Emergency services attended the scene and there...

Primary two pupil taken to hospital after being struck by branch from tree

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A primary two pupil has been injured after being hit by a branch from a tree in Trinity Primary School playground around 1pm this afternoon.The child is currently being treated in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.The...

Woman in hospital after collision between two buses

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A woman has been taken to hospital following a collision between a number 14 double decker Lothian bus and a private coach on Ferry Road, near to the junction with Craighall Road.Emergency services attended...

Joint Call for new Public Board Members

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The Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24 have today launched a nationwide recruitment drive to fill vacant positions on their public boards. Both organisations are hoping to attract interest from a broad cross-section of society,...

Baby taken to hospital following seven-car crash on A1

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A four-month-old baby and two adults were taken to hospital as a precaution after a seven-car crash on the A1 which took place at the roundabout near Dunbar in East Lothian just after 8am this...

Car driver taken to hospital following crash on Telford Road

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A female driver was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by paramedics  following a two-car crash involving  a VW Golf and a Vauxhall Corsa, which took place on Telford Road, outside the Telford Arms pub, shortly...

Defibrillator register call from ambulance chiefs

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 The Scottish Ambulance Service has appealed for organisations or businesses to register potentially life-saving public access defibrillators on its dedicated website, gaining support from Lothians MSP Miles Briggs.Mr Briggs said: “Public access defibrillators can make...

Air ambulance called to crash on A1 near Dunbar

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Emergency services including police, firefighters and an air ambulance was called to a two-vehicle collision at 7.50am this morning which took  place on the A1 north of Dunbar.The road was closed northbound from the Spott roundabout to...

Three injured in collision near to Forth Road Bridge

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Emergency services attended the scene of a collision between  a car and a lorry near the Forth Road Bridge last night.The collision happened around 9.15pm on the A90 northbound at the Ferrytoll junction and paramedics...

Firefighters tackle blaze at snowboarding shop in Lady Lawson Street

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Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a shop in Lady Lawson Street overnight.Emergency services were alerted to the fire which was in the basement of a snowboarding and sports equipment shop around 11.30pm last...

Emergency services encourage Scots in rural areas to download app

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Scotland's emergency services have joined forces to encourage people living and working in rural areas to help them locate their exact position, in the event they call for help.By downloading an app to their...

Emergency services responding to chemical scare find body in car

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A major emergency services operation was launched last night when the body of a man was found in a car at the Stewartfield Industrial Estate in Edinburgh shortly around 7pm after emergency crews responded to a...

City Bypass closed due to a serious road traffic collision.

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The  A720 Edinburgh City Bypass is currently closed due to a serious road traffic collision.Emergency services including police and ambulances are at the scene near to the Dreghorn Junction on the westbound carriageway.A spokesman for Police...

Investigation ongoing after city centre fire

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Over 30 firefighters tackled a major blaze at a seven-storey office block which started on the ground floor of the building in Thistle Street Lane next to St Andrew Square yesterday just after 10.30am.Nine...

Liberton High School Update

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An S1 pupil has died after an internal wall inside the changing rooms of the gym hall at Liberton High School collapsed and landed on top of her.The incident happened just before 10am this...

Licence suspended – Ingliston event cancelled tomorrow

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DJ HARDWELL EVENT CANCELLEDThe City of Edinburgh Council has suspended the licence for the DJ Hardwell Dance Event at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, tomorrow night Saturday, 8 February. The event will not now go...

Castleview is top of the class

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TOP MARKS FOR CASTLEVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL One of the council's primary schools has been classed as one of the leading schools in the country. Castleview Primary School in Craigmillar has been praised by Education Scotland inspectors...

VIDEO – Scots Guards given the Freedom of the City

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The 1st Battalion Scots Guards paraded down the Royal Mile today (Friday, 31 May 2013) after receiving the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh to celebrate their return from a tour of duty in...

Prisoner taken to ERI with serious neck injury

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The Scottish Prison Service have confirmed that a male prisoner from Saughton Prison was injured and admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning. It is understood the prisoner, a 32 year-old...

Scottish Ambulance Service invests in new 4X4s

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The Scottish Ambulance Service is investing in new vehicles and equipment to enhance its capability and improve patient care in adverse weather conditions. Eight new 4X4 accident and emergency vehicles have been delivered with...

Strokes need FAST action

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An Edinburgh stroke patient who went on to win gold medals in veterans’ championships has helped launch a campaign for people in Lothian to recognise a stroke – and to act fast.Bill...

Improved performance in Ambulance Service

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Speaking at today’s annual public review with Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, David Garbutt, Chairman of the Scottish Ambulance Service said:-“During the year we improved patient care in...

Scottish Ambulance Service – major incident response boosted

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon, visited the Scottish Ambulance Service on Wednesday and met the specially trained teams who deal with large scale and hazardous incidents.Investment of £4.3...

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