1 Pump Retained.
|? to 1964?||Garage rear of the Portree Hotel|
|1964? to||Martin Crescent, PORTREE, Isle of Skye. IV51 9DW Photo|
|? to?||Sub Officer George MacLean (George the Hostel)|
|1978||Sub Officer Lachie MacLean B.E.M.|
|? to 11/4/1994||Sub Officer Ian A MacDougall|
|11/4/1944 to 2005?||Sub Officer John A Matheson|
|2005||Sub Officer Iain Nicolson (Loopey)|
|1990||AST982W||Dodge G13c/Fulton and Wylie||WrL|
|2005||SY54CLZ||MAN 12-225/Emergency One||WrL|
|2014||SY13AMV||Volvo FL/Emergency One||WrL|
2015 EX64WXH Environmental and Incident Support Unit.
|? to 1941 ?|
|1941 to 1948||National Fire Service|
|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
|1 Towing Vehicle||1 Leading Fireman|
|1 Large Trailer Pump||5 Firemen|
Was station A10.
There is a picture in the window of the Post Office and the photo is held in the Dualchas Library. The caption in the Post Office window reads:-
Portree Fire Brigade 1955.
This Bedford 'S' Type vehicle was fitted with a 28HP HST117 engine and carried a crew of 10. In service between 1954 and 1964, it was called to the Royal Hotel Fire of 1963. The crew shown here from left to right are back row:- Tommy Jagger, Neilan Angus Nicolson, Donald Macaskill (Donald the Hall), George MacLean (George the Hostel) and John Caird. Front row:- John Jagger (Lawl?), Duncan Campbell, Lachie MacLean, Colin MacDonald (David MacFarlane the tenth member is absent).
With the new brigade structure introduced in the summer of 2003 the 3 Divisions were re-organised into 2 Commands North and South, Portree was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.
Sub Officer John Matheson from
Portree retired on the 15th September 2005 after 26 years and 3 months service.
A function was held in the Caledonian Hotel in Portree on Saturday the 29th
October attended by all the personnel from the station together with Station
Officer Robert Scott (ex Assistant District Officer) and Assistant District
Officer John MacDonald (ex District Officer) who presented John with the
Firefighters axe on behalf on the Chief Fire Officer (pictured). A fantastic
meal was followed by a fun filled evening.
(Archive News H&I web site)
Portree had a call sign of B10 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed toT30, 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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