A PORT mum's campaign to save lives in memory of her son has taken a big step forward after a positive parliament hearing.

Kathleen Orr urged MSPs on the petitions committee to help her change the law in the name of her son Jayden, who died at the age of 10 after collapsing while ice skating.

Her family are fighting for greater public access to defibrillators as well as improved CPR training.

Now major charities like the British Heart Foundation and St Andrews First Aid will get round the table with Kathleen to come up with a strategy.

Delighted Kathleen said: "I am really delighted with the outcome.

"It is a major step forward.

"They are really taking it seriously and it will be good to get together with all the other organisations involved."

The petitions committee invited responses from interested parties, who overwhelmingly supported the aims of the petition.

Kathleen wants a law change to insist on defibs into new buildings over a certain size, as well as increasing registrations of the devices and encouraging more training.

The petition prompted feedback from the likes of the Resuscitation Council UK, St Andrews, the BHF and the minister for public health.

The University of Edinburgh Resuscitation Research Group is also looking at the best strategy for public access defibrillators, with a report due in August.

Jayden's family acted after no defibrillator was used when he collapsed at an ice rink in Ayrshire in August 2017.

They set up a charity and joined with the Tele for a campaign to raise money to put defibs in local schools and public places.

Now they will meet with all the parties who have declared an interest to decide on the best way forward for the landmark law change.

Speaking at a recent petitions committee Convenor Johann Lamont said: "This petition has brought everyone together and the best way forward would be a round table event."

Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan, who has been working closely with Kathleen and the Tele on the campaign, said: "This outcome from the petitions committee is the best one possible . "We have already started the work in Inverclyde and it will now be replicated nationally.

"This is all down to the determination and bravery of Kathleen and her family.

"They really are making a difference and saving lives."