1 Pump Retained.


1960s to 1980 Shed behind Gairloch Garage.
1980 to 1983 Old County Garage.
1983 to 1990 Purpose built garage at rear of Gairloch Hotel. 
28/11/1990 Mihol Road, GAIRLOCH.                                                Photo




1960s to early 1970s Volunteer Leader Hamish Anderson
early 1970s to 1988 Volunteer Leader David Howie
1988 to ? Sub Officer Kenny Macrae
2014 Watch Manager Kenny Tallach



1980 to 1990 XAS280V Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie CFA
1990 to 1996 H536AJS Mercedes 1120/Fulton and Wylie Fire Wizard WrL
1996 to 2005 L320SAS Mercedes 1124/Carmichael WrL
2005 SY05DPE MAN 12-225/Emergency One WrL
August 2006 L319SAS Mercedes 1124/Carmichael WrL
April 2008 R122RST Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One WrL



1948 to 1975 Northern 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




The Northern Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteer
  Standpipe and Hose 1 Leading Fireman
    5 Firemen


Establishment 2000

  1 Water Tender Ladder 1 Sub Officer
    2 Leading Firefighters
    9 Firefighters


Unit was formed in ?

Unit was upgraded to Retained in 1990

1988 Suitable site obtained for erection of retained station.

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

Gairloch had a call sign of B8 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T39, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.




If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.


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