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Military Aid: Scottish Ambulance Services

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 58986, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel deployments there have been in Scotland to assist the Scottish Health and Scottish Ambulance Services, by local authority area.

Answered on

27 October 2021

From 1 March 2020 to 20 October 2021, there have been 32 military personnel deployments to support the Scottish Health and Scottish Ambulance Services through Military Aid to the Civil Authority (MACA) requests. These MACA tasks ranged from supporting the COVID-19 vaccination and testing programme in Scotland, providing Service personnel to drive ambulances, as well as the use of defence estate and military planners.

The table below shows the number of military deployments broken down by local authority area. The total exceeds 32 as some tasks spanned over several local authority areas.

Location

Number of MACA tasks

Aberdeen

2

Borders

1

Central Belt

2

Dumfries

1

Edinburgh

8

Fife

2

Glasgow

7

Highlands & Islands

1

Kinloss

1

Lanarkshire

2

Lothian

1

Rosyth

1

Nationwide (Scotland)

8