A Glasgow teenager has been honoured at the Scottish First Aid Awards. 

Sadiq Shaik received the Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year 2024 award.

The accolade, which commemorates exceptional volunteers in the field of first aid, was presented at a ceremony held last month.

The 18-year-old, currently studying at the University of Glasgow to pursue a career as a doctor, volunteers with St Andrew’s First Aid, a charity dedicated to providing first aid services throughout Scotland.

Sadiq has already dedicated more than 200 hours to providing invaluable first aid cover at various events countrywide.

The 11th annual Scottish First Aid Awards recognised this outstanding commitment.

One instance of Sadiq swift and efficient action was when he performed CPR during a complex cardiac arrest situation when he was just 17-years-old.

His prompt and well-informed intervention allowed for crucial time until emergency services arrived, ultimately enabling the patient to have additional time with their family and loved ones.

In addition to these heroic acts, Sadiq has also shown strong leadership skills and dedication within his St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer company.

His drive and enthusiasm have led to a more motivated and proactive team, assisting the charity in its mission to create a 'nation of life savers'.

On his award recognition, Sadiq said: "I’m so glad I have been able to use my first aid training to support people in need.

"You never know when your skills may be required and when it comes to it, any fears you may have go out of the window and all you can think about is trying to save a person’s life.

"I’m honoured to win this award from St Andrew’s First Aid and I hope my story will help encourage others to learn lifesaving skills too."

Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, praised Sadiq, saying: "St Andrew’s First Aid congratulates Sadiq on winning the Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year award for 2024.

"His competence and composure in high-pressure situations have made him a reassuring presence for individuals in distress, showcasing his unwavering passion for first aid."

The Scottish First Aid Awards, hosted by Gina Mckee of Go Radio, had more than 350 attendees in Glasgow's Radisson Blu.

Numerous categories recognised exceptional first aid interventions, skills, and best practices, with this year seeing more than 60 nominations.