De­fib­ril­la­tor for In­ver­aray Shinty Club


The Oban Times - - SPORT -

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.

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