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By Fiona Reid
Summer appeal

SCOTLAND’S Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has launched a nationwide appeal to help fund the life-saving service through its busiest period of the year.

As demand peaks during June, July and August, SCAA is sending an SOS to people across the whole of Scotland, including in Wigtownshire, to “Save Our Summer”.

Spokesperson Criona Knight said: “Nobody in Scotland should die because they can’t get help in time and SCAA is a vital component in a person’s chain of survival when serious illness or injury strikes – particularly in our most remote and rural areas.

“Every day our crews are flying vital care to those most in need and every day the generosity of supporters throughout Scotland is funding those time-critical flights.

An average mission costs SCAA around £4500, therefore an extra £135,000 is needed each month to help SCAA see people safely through the summer.

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