Members of the Langbank community now have a life-saving defibrillator in the village after a donation of £300 from Muir Homes.

The money was used by the Langbank Community Council to provide the village’s first external defibrillator at the Village Centre.

Muir Homes has a development of new apartments at Castlebank House, close to Langbank, and its residents use the facilities within Langbank such as the school, village centre and the church.

Caroline Bryce, Langbank Community Council member and also caretaker of Langbank Village Centre, said: “The support shown by Muir Homes has helped us raise enough funds to provide this vital life-saving equipment for residents and visitors to the village.”

Ash Sheik, Sales and Marketing Director at Muir Homes said: “We are always keen to support communities around our developments. Those living at Castlebank House are part of the wider Langbank community and this welcome initiative will mean that they have access to a defibrillator close to their homes. I also hope our involvement will encourage other businesses to support the community council as it fundraises for a second defibrillator at the station.”

The device, to be located at Langbank Village Centre, can be used by members of the public to help someone who is having a heart attack stay alive while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Main Photo: Langbank Community Council representative Caroline Bryce (left) and Muir Sales Executive Fiona Gray (right)