Donate

Lifesaving equipment for Swan

28 July 2017

The local Lucky2BHere team headed by Niall Bristow presented the defibrillator to The Swan Trust in an official hand-over, which was followed by a comprehensive training course for local volunteers and crew members delivered at the Lerwick Boating Club.

Lucky2Bhere was established in 2007 by Ross Cowie who had experienced a cardiac arrest and was lucky in that an ambulance was nearby on the evening of the arrest and was able to use lifesaving equipment in their possession.

Shetland Fishermen’s Association made a contribution towards the installation of the defibrillator for Swan and Lucky2BHere were particularly supportive of getting one onboard, recognising the variety of people catered for during its busy sailing season.

Trust Chairman David Goodlad said:

Swan’s voyages see her travelling miles from landfall and emergency services so having this lifesaving piece of equipment onboard is a critical addition to our safety systems and ensures we are well equipped to respond quickly to cardiac arrest.

Swan regularly attends many public events so the defibrillator will be on hand at various locations around Shetland and wherever it travels in Scandinavia and Europe. This summer, trips include school and private charters, cadet training, youth sail training adventures, boat festivals and cruises to Orkney and Norway’s western coastline.

Volunteer

Want to get involved in sail training boat trips in Shetland? There are a number of different ways you can volunteer.

Learn more

Latest Posts

The Swan Trust is offering a varied 2020 programme of trips, which can now be booked online. Swan will visit two festivals on the UK Mainland, cruise down the Caledonian Canal, explore the Western Isles, and look to hop over to St Kilda. She will also be doing trips around Shetland, including a partnership with local musician Barry Nisbet to offer his Sessions and Sail in the isles for the first time, to coincide with the start of the 40th Shetland Folk Festival, and trips to coincide with Shetland Boat Week and the Festival of the Sea in Scalloway.  In August she will head over to Norway on a trip inspired by the Shetland Bus then take a cruise around the Hardangerfjord before returning to Shetland for September.

Read More

September marks the end of Swans 2019 season and we have been home around Shetland, working with schools, carrying out routine maintenance and our last sail of the year from Lerwick to Scalloway.

Read More