TWO additional defibrillators have been installed in a Hillfoots village.

Menstrie Community Council has recently put in place the lifesaving devices, bringing the total number of external defibrillators up to three.

The devices are located at Menstrie Parish Church, Menstrie United Free Church and Menstrie Bowling Club along with an internal device within Dumyat Community Centre.

The community council gave thanks to Clackmannanshire & Stirling Environment Trust (CSET) and Arnold Clark’s Community Fund for funding a device each, with the installation being paid for by the community council’s general community fund, using Steven Hunter, a local electrician.

Fitted in heated cabinets, the ongoing electricity charges to keep the devices at working temperatures throughout the seasons are being met by the organisations that agreed to house the defibrillators with the community council giving a nod of appreciation.

The units have been registered with who have informed blue light and healthcare services of the locations.

One of the units has already been called upon within its first week of operation, explained the community council.

Dave Sharp, chair of Menstrie Community Council, secured the funding and managed the installation, giving thanks for the response to funding calls.

He was happy that the community has local resources that can be called upon if someone takes ill, whether they live in Menstire or if they are just visiting.

Menstrie has around 3,000 residents as well as a large car park for hill walkers and cyclists to enjoy the Ochils and surrounding path network.