Aberdeen chosen as home of new SCAA air ambulance

Aberdeen has been named as the home of a new air ambulance which is expected to save countless lives across the north and north-east.

Earlier this year, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) launched a £6 million fundraising drive in order to operate a second copter, in addition to the one it already runs from Perthshire.

ASCO, along with local Politicians and north-east residents, who have received the invaluable emergency assistance of the existing helicopter in the past, leapt aboard a Press and Journal campaign to ensure that it was based in Aberdeen.

And this morning, at Danny Robb attended a celebration at Hazlehead Park, as SCAA announced that the new helicopter will be homed in the Granite City.

Jamie Marr, Head of Lifestyle said: "This is fantastic news. We've been supporting Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) since the start of the year as part of our Lifestyle programme and we couldn’t be happier with this announcement, it's a great result for Aberdeen and the surrounding area. We look forward to continuing our support for SCAA and seeing the machine come into operation in 2019."

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