PORT Glasgow train station now has a life-saving defibrillator - thanks to the high profile campaigning work of a brave mum.

Scotrail bosses decided to act after being moved by Port Glasgow mum Kathleen Orr's Show Some Heart campaign, launched in memory of her late son Jayden.

She set up a charity in his name and teamed up with the Tele to put defibrillators in to schools and raise awareness of the need for more life-saving devices in the community.

Promising skater Jayden, 10, tragically died after collapsing on the ice during training.

Since then Kathleen has vowed to fight for changes in his name and is now petitioning the Scottish Parliament for the introduction of a new law that would make defibs mandatory in all buildings over 7,500sq feet.

Rail bosses have now included the station in their rollout - after Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan stepped in and got in touch.

Kathleen said: "It means such a lot to that they have put in a defibrillator in the train station in Port Glasgow where Jayden lived.

"I think people are getting the message about how important defibrillators are. They save lives.

"I would like to thank Stuart for all his support. He has been behind us from the very start."

Scotrail managing director Alex Hynes decided to include Port Glasgow after a meeting with Mr McMillan, who has worked tirelessly to support Jayden's family.

He said: "When I went to meet Mr Hynes he was very supportive of Kathleen's campaign. We very much welcome this decision which is especially important because Port Glasgow is the connecting station for the two lines in Inverclyde."

The MSP and Kathleen met with Scotrail for the official handover of the public access defibrillator which can be used in an emergency.

It followed a high profile appearance by the local mum at the influential public petitions committee, where members were overwhelmingly supportive of the campaign.

They heard that of the 3,000 people a year in Scotland who have a cardiac arrest outside hospital only six per cent survive to be discharged from hospital.

But a defibrillator used within within three to five minutes of collapse can produce survival rates up to 75 per cent.

Scotrail safety improvement manager Sylvia Wilson, pictured, said: “ScotRail is delighted to have recently installed a vital defibrillator at Port Glasgow station, recognising Kathleen’s important campaign to increase the number of defibrillators across Inverclyde."

“In an emergency, a defibrillator can make the difference between life and death, so ensuring life-saving equipment is available at railway stations across Scotland could save many more lives.”