Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance
Centrally based at Perth airport, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance is one of only three air ambulances in Scotland, and is funded entirely through charitable donations. It provides a vital life-saving service in time-critical emergencies across most of mainland Scotland.
Speakeasy wanted to produce a film for the charity on a pro bono basis to highlight the necessity of the Air Ambulance for the people of Scotland. The programme looks at the work of SCAA and explores the challenges it faces to provide this vital service.
The film provides a visual portrait of the service including interviews with pilots, paramedics, volunteers and patients. It begins with a harrowing reconstruction of a heart attack victim being rescued from a remote hotel on Rannoch Moor, and concludes with the actual patient visiting the airfield to make a donation and thank the people who saved his life.