Retained Unit.




? to 2002                                Wooden Hut?

2002                                        Garage?                                                                                           Photo Station and Trailer

?                                              Off Main Road, Bixter, Shetland, ZE2 9NH  (there 2017)         Photo





? to ?                                      Sub Officer






? to 2002






Ford Transit/Fulton and Wylie

2004 SY04BWW LDV 400 Convoy/HIFB  (3.85T) LFA
2009 M429XAS Volvo FL 6-14/Carmichael WrL
2011 March V557JST Volvo FL6-14/Emergency One 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






Unit established 17/5/1979?


Unit went mobile in April? 2002.


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

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

Bixter had a call sign of C43 in The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, this was changed to W29, the new National Call Sign, when the Control at Inverness closed on 6/12/2016 and moved to Dundee.




Establishment 2000


                                                                                                    Equipment                                                             Auxiliary


                                                                                                    Pump & Hose                                                       1 Sub Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Leading Firefighter

                                                                                                                                                                                    8 Firefighters







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




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