SPIRITS were high at a Barrhead pub as staff gave their support to a lifesaving initiative.

A public access defibrillator (PAD) has been put in place outside the Cross Stobs Inn as part of a scheme to provide a network of devices across town that can be used in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest.

The project is being led by the Levern Valley Defibrillator Community Partnership (LVDCP) and the new device outside the Grahamston Road pub is the 10th to be installed in Barrhead since August last year.

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Douglas Yates, LVDCP chairman, told the Barrhead News: “Having the defibrillator outside the Cross Stobs Inn raises spirits to complete this ‘leg’ of the down and we now have a ribbon of PADs down Cross Arthurlie Street and along Paisley Road into Grahamston Road – but we are not finished.

“We would like to install a PAD at Shanks Bowling Club and another at Fereneze Golf Club when funds allow.”