Auxiliary Unit.


WAFB                            Glen Borrodale Castle (Tel. 200)

1963                                Box below Hotel in Village

                                        Wooden Hut, The Clan Morrison Hotel                                                     Photos Hut and Trailer




<1971                        Volunteer Leader K. Thompson

? to ?                          Sub Officer Campbell Morrison

1997/98 to                  Sub Officer Alan Morrison




2004                    The trailer has a 300 gallon tank, generator, Pump supplying hosereel and 75mm outlet, ladder, hose and an Alcon pump



1948 to 1975 Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service




Establishment 2000





1 Light Fire Appliance

1 Sub Officer



1 Leading Firefighter



8 Firefighters

Minimum crew required for an incident is 4


Glenborrodale Equipment kept in an Equipment Store 1971

1 Hathaway Portable Pump
1 Suction Hose 2”x12’
 Suction Strainer 2”
1 Manual Pump
1 Suction Hose 1.5”x10’
1 Suction Strainer 1.5”
2 Branch Pipes
2 Nozzles
4 Lengths Delivery Hose 2¾” x 75’
5 Lengths Delivery Hose 1¾” x 75’
1 Water Container
7 Canvas Buckets
2 Metal Buckets
1 Stirrup Pump
7 Steel Helmets
4 Belts
4 Pouches
3 Axes
1 Petrol Can 2 Gallon
1 Equipment Box


With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Glenborradale was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.

The unit trains on the second Tuesday of every month.

The trailer was bought and kitted out with donations ranging from £10 upwards from everyone in the local community.

This a a typical keen and enthusiastic Volunteer Unit who are dedicated to serving their Community.

In the 2002 Report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services for Scotland he said the Brigade could be covered by 95 Units and finance would only be given for those 95. Glenborrodale is one of the 32 units which is now under threat of closure.

In the Integrated Risk Management Planning Draft Review of the 32 'Non Strategic' Units it is recommended that this unit should be maintained adopting the role of a Community Response Unit (CRU). The unit should be provided with a vehicle which in the future will be referred to as a Community Response Vehicle (CRV). The role of the unit should incorporate the ability to respond to forest, moorland and grassfires (wildfires). The unit should be provided with appropriate equipment and training to allow members to effectively contribute to wildfire firefighting. The area within which the unit responds to wildfires should be extended beyond the current unit area and be based upon a wider ranging ‘regional response’ proposal. In this role, the unit may be required to respond to wildfires occurring throughout the Brigade's mainland area. The unit should be provided with appropriate training to allow members to effectively deliver Community Fire Safety education/information. The unit will be classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade and time worked will be paid accordingly. The unit has attended 9 incidents in the period 1/4/1999 to 31/8/2004. If a dwelling fire occurs an adequately equipped resource would attend from Acharacle within 20 minutes. In the event of an RTA a second appliance would be mobilised from Strontain.

On 1st April 2005 along with 7 other Non Mobile Auxiliary Units Glenborrodale was classed as Auxiliary support to the Brigade with a role of Community Response Unit responding to wildfires.



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