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Revolutionary Window to be Unveiled

A REVOLUTIONARY WINDOW, which could save thousands of lives, invented by a Lochans man, is to be unveiled next week.

Readers of the "Free Press" have already been given details of the SALEM - Saving a Life Every Minute - escape window.

On Monday it will be unveiled in a media launch at Bell College, Dudgeon House, in the Crichton University Campus in Dumfries.

And no one will be prouder than the inventor, Isaac Forsyth, who has devoted 16 years of his life to developing it.

Every year, thousands of people all over the world are trapped in buildings by security bars on windows which can not be easily cut, or removed to allow escape, or access by emergency services.

Isaac has developed a window which is held securely in place by latches, but which can be opened outwards by just the pull on a lever from inside the building.

Since his story first appeared in the "Free Press" things have moved apace.

Financed with a grant from the Small Towns Initiative in Stranraer and Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway, he was able to commission a prototype window from Bell College in Hamilton at a cost of £5600 and patent the idea worldwide.

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