NORTH RONALDSAY AIRPORT
20/7/2016 New Terminal building (Fire crew Watch Room and Garage.)
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2013 Reg? Land Rover Defender RIV
2015 BG15ONM Isuzu RIV
The Airport is located at Holland, North Ronaldsay, KW17 2BE.
The North Island Airports are operated by Orkney Islands Council.
North Ronaldsay receives new fire appliance
Ronaldsay fire-fighters with the new fire fighting vehicle.
Pictured from the right: Billy Muir, George Seatter and David Scott.
Orkney’s newest fire-fighting vehicle has arrived at Orkney’s most remote fire station — North Ronaldsay airfield.
Orkney Islands Council took delivery of the new appliance, which is based on a landrover defender, earlier this month, and the unit was recently delivered by ferry to North Ronaldsay.
North Isles councillor and vice-chair of OIC’s development and infrastructure committee, Graham Sinclair, said: “North Ronaldsay has been looking forward to this new appliance for many years now.
“The previous equipment was trailer-based — so the new Landrover-based appliance is much more mobile and robust. It’s tremendous to see the airfield’s fire fighting abilities enhanced with an appliance which can work reliably in all conditions — something very important for a remote community exposed to the full force of the elements.”
(The Orcadian, October 10, 2013.)
New terminal for North Ronaldsay airport
<PHOTO> New station and
North Ronaldsay celebrated the opening of their brand new airport building this morning. The island’s terminal building now has a fire crew watch room and waiting room and a new garage for the fire vehicle that was purchased last year.
The building cost around £275,000 and was built by a local building firm with the design done by architects from Orkney Islands Council.
North Isles Councillor Graham Sinclair, vice-chair of the Council’s Development and Infrastructure committee, and former North Ronaldsay and retired airfield employee Helen Swanney officially opened the building at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Councillor Sinclair said: “The Council is committed to bringing more people to the North Isles, to encourage economic growth and ensure a sustainable future for the island’s communities. The last few years have seen progression through a number of different projects and some of these include improving and modernising our airfields.
He added: “This is a fantastic addition to the island infrastructure of North Ronaldsay. It will make coming and going a more enjoyable experience – for locals and tourists alike – and hopefully attract more visitors to the island. I very much enjoyed the ceremony and it was great to have the opportunity to speak with some the island’s residents.”
Billy Muir, chair of the North Ronaldsay Community Council, said: “It is a brilliant new building. It’s got all of the modern facilities that we need including a separate watch room and waiting room which will make both passengers and employees more comfortable.
“This investment towards our community demonstrates the Council’s commitment to the island and we feel very fortunate to have such a nice airport facility.”
(The Orcadian July 20,2016)
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