Almost 40 Alyth folk braved the cold last night (14 March) to turn out for the first of what we hope will be a series of Defibrillator Training Sessions this year. Martin Hagan from the Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT) travelled all the way from Rutland to deliver the session with style and humour. He explained how the human heart works and what could make it stop, and set out clearly and simply what to do if someone collapses, with handy hints and memory aids on how to administer effective CPR. He also demonstrated the hi-tech defibrillator that CHT has now installed in the squinty phonebox on Market Square, with generous funding from The Collective UK. We’re now waiting to hear about funding to install two further defibrillators locally – one in New Alyth and one in the Alyth Den carpark. Get in touch if you’d like to be kept informed about further training sessions or if you’d like to join our list of volunteers to help check our defibrillators weekly and make sure they stay in tip-top life-saving condition.