Call for defibrillators at Borders railway stations
The MSP’s call comes following a response received by Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie Greene from former SNP transport minister Kevin Stewart, which listed the 56 train stations currently equipped with the life-saving equipment, a list which did not include Tweedbank, Galashiels or Stow.
Mr Hoy said: “Having easy access to a defibrillator device can often be the difference between life and death.
“You never know when an emergency situation might arise, so having a defibrillator on hand to use before emergency services arrive, would be of great help.”
Mr Stewart confirmed that plans to install further defibrillator devices across the ScotRail network are being developed.