27/5/1986                            SKERRIES, Shetland Isles.



August 1988 to             Sub Officer Alice Joyce Arthur M.B.E.



2001 N651RJS Iveco Turbo 4x4/HIFB RLFA




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



Unit formed 27th May 1986.

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.

2001/2002 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, Skerries was put into North Command. Call signs remained the same.

December 2004 Sub Officer Alice Arthur was awarded the M.B.E.

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

31/8/2012        The Board agreed to close 4 fire stations within the Service area, namely Flotta, Foula, Outer Skerries and Boat of Garten and 6 Community Response Units (Evie, Mossbank, Achfary, Strathpeffer, Kyleakin and Waternish).




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