Peebles hosts mercy display

EMERGENCY teams will put their skills and live-saving equipment on display in Peebles on Saturday.

Lothian and Borders Police, the Scottish Ambulance Service and Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service will be joined by volunteer outfits for the display in Hay Lodge Park between 11am and 3pm.

The Royal Navy and the Army will be there, including the Army’s mobile assault course. Weather permitting, a Royal Navy Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter will drop in.

There will be two large demonstrations and among other organisations will be the RNLI, the Mines Rescue Service, mountain rescue teams, the Borders Drug and Alcohol Unit and the police’s mounted unit.

There will be catering and Peebles Ex-Service Pipes and Drums will entertain at intervals from 12.45pm. The event is being seen as a career opportunity.