Strategy Response

This response to the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy highlights the actions and targets which Scotland should take in order to reduce water related deaths.

Water Safety Scotland is committed to reducing accidental drownings by 50% by 2026.

We are reliant on the support, expertise and collaboration of organisations and communities in Scotland to adopt and support the objectives of this response.

To pledge your support as organisation or individually, please submit your name by clicking the button below.

Pledge your support


Graeme Aitken
Nick Aitken, East Lothian Council Ranger Service
Michael Avril, Water Safety Scotland Chair
Ewan Baird Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Gavin Baird, RNLI
Gillian Barclay
David Birrell, Safety Advocate
Kate Blackwell, Police Scotland
Robbie Blyth, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
Helen Bowker, RLSS UK
Antony D. Coia
Jen Dickinson, Robert Gordon College
Bryan Finlay, RLSS UK
Jen Foley, RoSPA
Robert Hamilton, Vigour Events
Sally Harris, Dunbar Surf Lifesaving Club
Lee Heard, RLSS UK
Dave Horricks, AS Training & Consultancy
Roger Lockwood, RNLI
Adrian Lole, RLSS UK
Liz Lumsden, RoSPA
Roddy Macinnes, Aberdeenshire Council
Julia Mackenzie, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Lorraine MacKinnon
Neil Malcolm, Scottish Ambulance Service
Carlene McAvoy, RoSPA
Dave McGowan, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Cordelia Menmuir, SEPA
Graeme Methven, Scottish Ambulance Service
Becs Miller, RNLI
Lesley Nish, NHS GGC
Des Oakes, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Jane Pritchard, Perth and Kinross Council
Jayne Smith, Scottish Swimming
Samaritans in Scotland
Scottish Surf Federation
Strive Adventure and Youth
Errol Taylor, RoSPA
Megan Taylor, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Brian A Topping, Safety Advocate
Open Water Rescue
Henry Weaver, RNLI
Joanne Wibberley, RNLI Volunteer

What else can you do to help?

  • Join Water Safety Scotland (WSS)
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  • Use the WSS website or logo at the bottom of your signature strip
  • Support a WSS partner's campaign like RLSS UK's "Don't Drink and Drown"
  • Get your local community involved in water safety
  • Volunteer with partner organisations

We need your views!

A consultation has been launched on Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy.

Please let us know your views, you can access the consultation here.