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Rotary Club of Ullapool 'extremely grateful' after delivery of three defibrillators for use in the Wester Ross village

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LIFESAVING defibrillators are set to be erected in the Ullapool area.

The Rotary Club of Ullapool has taken delivery of three devices, which were part funded through Tesco's bags of help scheme, crowdfunding by Robbie Fraser of Ardmair Holiday Park, Julian Peukert and a "very generous" donation by Jennifer Argent.

"The defibrillators have been installed in what are considered strategic places serving areas that could possibly need this kind of emergency equipment," said the Rotary Club of Ullapool.

One will be on the outside wall of Gordon Dempster’s property at Ardindrean, Lochside, Lochbroom; the second on the outside wall of Ardmair Holiday Park reception area. The third is awaiting installation on the Braes of Ullapool.

The Rotary Club of Ullapool said it was "extremely grateful to all the persons involved in helping to extend the network of defibrillators within our community.

They added: "In addition to those already mentioned this includes George Holroyd of Ardmair Holiday Park and Attie MacKay for installing the electrical connections required to power the external protection boxes that the defibrillators sit inside.

"The Rotary Club of Ullapool would also like to thank those persons who have offered to become guardians. On Lochside, this will be Danielle Douglas, and at Ardmair Holiday Park this will be George Holroyd. They will be responsible for making sure that the Scottish Ambulance website is kept up to date with current status of the defibrillators."

The boxes for the defibrillators have an internal heating plate to protect the life of the battery during the cold weather, and a fan that cools the the box during very warm weather. They also have LED lights that flash white during the hours of darkness, to assist location of the defibrillators during an emergency.

In order to let people know when the defibrillator is being used; when the box is opened to gain access to the defibrillator the LED lights will flash red and a siren will sound for approximately 30 minutes.

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