New life-saving equipment installed at Rothesay pub

Katie Ross (third left) and customers of Mac's Bar show off the new public access defibrillator outside the pub.
Katie Ross (third left) and customers of Mac's Bar show off the new public access defibrillator outside the pub.

A new life-saving defibrillator has been installed outside a Rothesay town centre pub.

Customers of Mac’s Bar in Castlehill Street helped raise £1,614 to buy the easy-to-use i-PAD - Intelligent Public Access Defibrillator - which delivers a therapeutic dose of electrical current to the heart until an ambulance can arrive to treat a patient.

Katie Ross from Mac’s Bar said: “The device is an easy to use Fully Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). It is small, light and portable so that the general public can easily operate it.

“Quick reference guides are available from Mac’s Bar for anyone who wants one.”

Other public access defibrillators on Bute are located at Bute Shinty Club, Kingarth Hotel and the pier in Kilchattan Bay.