Retained Unit.



? Volunteer Hut                                                                                                          Photo
? Garage at police Station, UIG, Isle of Skye                                                          Photo
2001 Nissan Hut at old Post Office Earlish Isle of Skye. IV51 9XL                           Photo
2005 Large Shed behind Cal-Mac Office (Temp)                                                         Photo
2007 New Temporary Station, up first road on the left past the UIG Hotel             Photo
2013? Large Shed behind Cal-Mac Office (Temp)  


2005                                Sub Officer John McCrimmon

2014                                Watch Manager Peter McInnes



2000 K185LST DAF400/HIFB LFA
Feb 2001 X923RST LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
12/8/2008 SY06BHK MAN 12-225/Emergency One WrL
January 2019 ST68NYS Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU

 The Rapid Response Unit carries a crew of four and is equipped with 2 BA Sets and Cobra Cold Cutting Equipment.


1975 to 1983 Northern Fire Brigade  ?
1983 to 2005 Highland and Islands Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service




2000/2001 Unit upgraded to BA Status.

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

On 1st April 2005 along with 61 other units Uig was upgraded to a Retained Unit, drilling one night per week and receiving a retaining fee.

Uig had a call sign of B36 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T32, 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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