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The RNLI station at the Old Tolbooth. Photo © David Dixon (cc-by-sa/2.0)

PLANS to install a defibrillator on the RNLI station in Lerwick are moving forward following a successful fundraising campaign.

A planning application has now been submitted for the public access defibrillator on the outside of the Old Tolbooth – a listed building – at the south end of Lerwick Harbour.

The installation of the defibrillator would be maintained by the charity Lucky2BHere.

A supporting statement for the work says that the “installation of the proposed defibrillator is considered part of the evolution of the building in its maritime environment”.

Defibrillators can provide essential lifesaving support for anyone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

A reminder was recently issued for all public defibrillators in Shetland to be registered with the local ambulance service amid concern some may be going under the radar.