Retained Unit.



?                       Post Office, Shapinsay, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SA


1991 Sub Officer R. B. Wallace
1993/94 Sub Officer T. Leslie
2018 Watch Manager Scott Garson




1992   Non Mobile  
1998 R685OST LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2007 P521EAS LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2010 Nov R687OST LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB LFA
2011 Dec SY02TTO LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2014 Oct SY04CAA LDV 400 Convoy (3.85T)/HIFB LFA
2015 May SY03BNL LDV 400 Convoy (3.85T)/HIFB LFA
2016 March SY04BWZ LDV Convoy/HIFB LFA
2018 X921RST LDV Convoy/HIFB LDV



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



1997/98        New Auxiliary station opened.

2000/2001 unit upgraded. Upgrades to units involves equipping them with Breathing Apparatus, Firefighting Uniforms, Road Traffic Accident Rescue Equipment, Pagers and Fire Engines appropriate to the needs of the local area.

2002/2003 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, Shapinsay was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

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

Shapinsay had a call sign of C26 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to V27, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.

2019 this is the 50th year of the unit.


If you know of any mistakes in this or have any additional information please let me know.


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