Retained Unit.


                                            Longhope, HOY.                    Photo



2018                    Crew Manager Dougie Edgar (senior CM, no WM)



1975 HAS806N Bedford CF/HCB Angus L2P
1990 B682UST Bedford CF/Fulton and Wylie CFV
1994 L322SAS Mercedes 310D/HIFB LFA
2006 R688OST LDV 400/HIFB LFA
2010 T385RFW Volvo FL6-14/John Dennis/HIFRS WrL



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



1/93 -3/94    BA Introduced.

4/7/1994      New appliance.

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

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

Longhope had a call sign of C21 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to V31, 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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