Retained Unit.


? to 1997                           Wooden Hut?                                                 Photo

13?/5/1997                        Garage in village, RAASAY.                        Photo



1988                                  Sub Officer J. Ferguson

1997/98                             Sub Officer Angus MacLean

1998 to June 2004            Sub Officer Iain Gillies

At August 2007               Temp Watch Manager James Gillies




1949                                                                    Hand Pump

                                        M105VAS                 Mercedes 310D/HIFB                    LFA

2006                                L324SAS                    Mercedes 310D/HIFB                    LFA

2008                                SY04BWU                 LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB                 LFA

2015 June                       SY03BNN                  LDV                                                  LFA

2017                                 SY03BNL                  LDV                                                  LFA


1978 to 1983                   Northern Fire Brigade

1983 to 2005                   Highland and Islands Fire Brigade

2005 to                            Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service



Volunteer unit set up in 1978 (Firemaster’s Annual Report) ??? mistake? About B55?

1994/95 Unit upgraded to mobile.

1995/96 Plans underway for construction of new LFA garage

1997/98 Official opening of Volunteer garage.

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, Raasay was put into South Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Raasay is first mentioned in the 1949/50 Annual Report as a Non Mobile Volunteer Unit.

Raasay had a call sign of B54 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to T34, 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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