Air Ambulance responds to record number of call-outs.
The launch of a second life-saving helicopter in the spring of last year helped Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) respond to a record number of emergencies in 2020.
Throughout the year, the charity-funded life-saving service responded to more time-critical emergencies than ever before, flying a record number of seriously ill and injured patients to advanced hospital care from all parts of the country.
SCAA's crews deployed to 460 life-threatening emergencies – a 31 per cent increase on the previous year. Serious trauma cases dominated SCAA's mission log and accounting for 217 call outs. Of those trauma emergencies, 99 were to road traffic collisions.