Defibrillator for Inveraray Shinty Club
IN AUGUST this year Inveraray Shinty Club held an open day as part of their involvement in the Camanachd Association’s clubmark scheme at their Winterton Park with one of the aims to raise money for a defibrillator which could also be used for the wider community. Club member Gordon Pirie, who also works for Scottish Power, then raised the possibility of Cruachan Dam providing a defibrillator as part of their continuing work in the community. Through the hard work of Scottish Power employees Gordon Pirie and Roddy Davies, the shinty club received their defibrillator earlier this month.
The money that was raised for the defib has instead been used to purchase an outdoor cabinet to house the defib, therefore making it available to all the community should it ever be needed.
Once the cabinet is fitted, it will be attached to the town end of the Inveraray shinty clubhouse.
The Inveraray club would like to thank Cruachan power station and Scottish Power for their generous offer and in particular employees Gordon Pirie and Roddy Davies who organised the defibrillator.
Euan McMurdo added that good news stories such as this is just one reason why the clubs in the west area should be looking to engage with the CA’s clubmark scheme as it can help bring communities and clubs closer together which can only be of benefit to everyone involved.
Euan McMurdo, left, Camanachd Association regional development officer west, receives the new defibrillator from Scottish Power’s Ross Galbraith on behalf of Inveraray Shinty Club.