Scotia Medical Group (SCIO)

Charity No: SC050096

About Us

About UsAbout Us
Welcome to Scotia Medical Group

The idea for Scotia Medical Group came about by a group of friends and colleagues who share a common goal of wanting to save lives. This group of individuals brought together the idea of providing free first aid training to people within community level groups.

Following a major medical provider withdrawing from the area, a second opportunity presented where there was a gap in the market for trained and equipped first aiders to be deployed to events. Due to a mutual connection, there is a team of volunteers who have demonstrated commitment, passion and enthusiasm to support the formation of Scotia Medical Group.

Scotia Medical Group has been set up with a primary focus on saving lives through free first aid training to community groups. This will provide a network of trained people whom have the confidence, training and skills to save someone’s life.

We will be able to provide assistance which will benefit communities at times of emergencies where our assets could be used to promote the saving and preservation of life. This will be in partnership with other organisations and statutory agencies.

Meet the Team

Daniel Wood

Board Chairman

Georgia Wilson

Board Treasurer

Nick Mort

Board Secretary

Iain Holgan

Board Member

Adam Mathieson

Board Member

Katie Winstanley

Communication Officer

Event First Aid

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Choosing a medical provider for your event isn’t always easy, here at Scotia Medical Group we will work with you from start to finish. Using our experienced team and network of lifesavers, we can offer you trusted advice to ensure a safe and cost-effective medical plan. Scotia Medical Group prides itself on high class care, the highest level of safety and conformity with Health and Safety legislation. How do we achieve this?

Pre-event Planning
Working closely with you, we will discuss in detail the following:
Event location and the local environment
Participant numbers and the profile of your event
Previous event statistics
Statutory emergency services involvement

What we can offer
Our clinical governance team pride themselves on making sure our volunteers receive a high standard of training. Our volunteers are trained through our accredited trainers and meet fortnightly to keep skill sets fresh for any type of situation. We offer the following volunteers and equipment:

First Aiders
Communications Officers
Command Volunteers (Operational & Tactical)
Cycle Responders
Very shortly we aim to offer the use of our Doctors, Nurses & Paramedics

Medical Equipment (Inc resuscitation equipment)
Communications Equipment
Patient Handling Equipment
Patient Monitoring Equipment

Our first aid event cover in Scotland is typically priced per hour/per volunteer. A minimum of two first aiders are required as a minimum.
Request event cover ​​​


Training Training Training
At Scotia Medical Group our aim is to provide free accredited first aid courses to the general public. Our mission is to create a network of lifesavers who can not only give CPR but also first aid. We take pride in our courses being tailored to suit any individual or groups. Whether you are new to first aid or just want a refresher our skilled and motivated team will be delighted to teach you.

Courses we offer:
Emergency First Aid (1 day)
Emergency First Aid Refresher
First Aid at Work (3 Days)
First Aid at Work Refresher
CPR & Defibrillator only
Patient Handling

All our courses are free to the general public. As a charity and volunteer led we always appreciate the power of social media and donations to allow us to continue our mission to save lives. We are more than happy to attend your local group night or school to help teach vital lifesaving skills.
If you would like to contact us about one of the above courses or a tailored course please Request a course


Volunteering with Scotia Medical Group will open a wide range of doors for any volunteer.
We believe that everyone should have the right to develop their skills both clinically and personally.

The opportunities we currently can develop are:
First Aid
Lead Volunteer roles

If you are thinking of a career in the medical profession, volunteering is great to have on your CV and to give back to your local community. If you just want a hobby and something to give back to your community then joining us maybe the right choice for you.
Our friendly and enthusiastic team are always on hand to help create a personalised learning plan for you to develop.

How do we do this:
By teaching vital lifesaving skills
Meeting fun and likeminded people
Volunteering is flexible to suite you
Become involved in planning and delivering some of Scotland’s biggest events

Our Values:
At the heart of everything we do Scotia Medical Group believes you should be RESPECTFUL to achieve all our values. We agree that we should present A UNITED FRONT so our volunteers can SEIZE THE CHANCE. Our Trustees recognise that LEADERSHIP STARTS FROM THE GROUND UP because we know YOU ARE INSPIRING. ACCOUNTABILITY is a value we must all recognise to drive Scotia Medical Group forward.

We are recruiting for first aid volunteers who will provide cover at events and deliver training to community groups. Volunteering is a great way to enhance your CV, learn new skills and meet new people. If you’re interested in learning first aid skills, then a volunteering role with Scotia Medical Group is just the thing for you. Our volunteer roles operate mostly in the evenings and weekends, however there are weekday opportunities as well. Applicants must be aged 16 and over and can commit to as many, or as few, hours as you would like.

To apply, simply complete this recruitment form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Full training will be provided. 

Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events
Scotia's Speyside Marathon Walk - Saturday 21st August 2021

On Saturday 21st August volunteers from Scotia Medical Group will under take a 26.2 mile walk along the Speyside way in Moray. Not only will they be walking 26.2 miles the team will also be carrying a basket stretcher with the average weight of an adult (61.5 Kg).

The team will start in Buckie and walk to Fochabers before heading south towards Aberlour following the beautiful Speyside Way route until branching off and finishing at Linn Falls.

This will be a challenge for the team due to the added weight and varied terrain of the route. We hope the weather will be on our side but no matter what season the Scottish weather throws at us we will complete the task on the day.

Please keep an eye on our social media platforms for regular updates before and during the walk. We are asking for sponsorship to help raise general funds to allow the charity to expand in its efforts to create a network of lifesavers.

If you would be kind enough to sponsor the team please ​Click Here​​​ for our sponsorship page.


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