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Loch Lomond and Trossachs defibrillators network for

Image caption Defibrillators will be placed in villages throughout the national park, including Luss

At least 12 public access defibrillators are to be installed throughout Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.

The life-saving equipment has been purchased under an initiative led by the Trossachs Search and Rescue Team.

Funding has been provided by the charity Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and a local hotel group.

Plans have also been outlined to provide mountain rescue teams in the area with lightweight mobile units.

Stuart Ballantyne of Trossachs Search and Rescue Team said: ''We have been impressed with how quickly the Friends have responded to our approach for financial support for this new initiative and their partnership with Lochs and Glens Holidays has enabled us to accelerate the purchase of two public access defibrillators and one much needed training unit for use in some of the more remote and challenging parts of the park.

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