The masonic lodge that Robert Burns was believed to once be a part of has received a potentially life-saving donation recently.

According to Lodge St David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133's website, "Robert Burns was Initiated into Lodge St. David on the 4th July 1781, Passed and Raised on 1st October the same year".

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The lodge recently received a donation of a defibrillator machine from Clearview Intelligence, as part of a council scheme.

East Ayrshire Council’s health and safety and procurement services encourage local contractors to donate life-saving equipment for distribution in the communities where they are undertaking work.

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Applications are welcomed from any community groups and clubs based in East Ayrshire who would like to benefit from this equipment. 

Life saving defibrillators are in more than 30 towns and villages across East Ayrshire, including Cumnock, Auchinleck, Drongan, Mauchline and Catrine.

Further details on how the initiative works and how to apply can be found on the East Ayrshire Council website including a fill list of locations of current defibrillators in East Ayrshire, how to register your defibrillator and information on how to use and maintain the equipment.