Bishopton residents got a lesson in how to save a life at the weekend as part of a free training event.

Volunteers from St John Scotland headed to the village on Saturday to provide information on carrying out CPR and demonstrate how to use a defibrillator which can be deployed by any member of the public in an emergency.

Taking place shortly after a new Public Access Defibrillator was installed on the town’s Cornerstone building, the session saw 44 people from the age of seven to 75 trained in CPR.

The event took place alongside a Winter Warmer gathering run by the 1st Bishopton Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups, which offered cake and refreshments to those taking part.

Margaret McAdam, chair of St John Scotland for the Glasgow area, praised the community’s enthusiasm in learning lifesaving skills.

She said: “We are passionate about helping to save lives in the event of cardiac arrest, by showing people how easy it is to do CPR and use a defibrillator. It’s been great to work with the whole community in Bishopton.”

The free session was part of the Save a Life for Scotland campaign, which aims to teach CPR skills to 500,000 people by 2020.