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 P
            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 400 Convoy (3.85T)/HIFB LFA
2018 June SY04BWZ LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2018 November SR18BBV Iveco Daily 70C 18D/Emergency One RRU


1978 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 to                     Scottish 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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