1 Volunteer Support Unit


? to 1983 Frederick Crescent, PORT ELLEN, Islay.
August 1983 to Back Road?(rear of Frederick Crescent), PORT ELLEN.          Photo



1971 Volunteer Leader J. Lochhead
Sept 1987 to March 1990 Volunteer Leader Willie Shaw
April 1990? to 4/6/1993 Volunteer Leader Dugald 'Cookie' Cameron
4/6/1993 to 18/1/2002 Volunteer Leader Eddie Morris
15/2/2002 to Volunteer Leader Alasdair MacNeill (Ally)  (there 2011, from 2005 called a Crew Commander) (there 2014)





1983 OGB142M Land Rover L4P
1988 D330LCS Ford Transit/SFB VSU
1993 OYS145Y Bedford TKD/Fulton and Wylie Fire Witch 2 WrT
2002 SF51WAU Mercedes 814D/Emergency One VSU


1941 to 1948 National Fire Service
1948 to 1975 Western Area Fire Brigade
1975 to 2005 Strathclyde Fire Brigade
2005 to 2013 Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (Name change only.)
1/4/2013 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Western Fire Area Administration Scheme Order, 1948

  Equipment Volunteers
  1 Two men manual pump 8  Firemen

On the way

Plans are going ahead to build a new fire station at Port Ellen on Islay.
The volunteer unit there will shortly be equipped with a Land Rover appliance and the station - of the garage type – will be built to accommodate it.
Work is expected to start later this year and the estimated cost of the building is 35,000.
(Strathclyde Fireman No.19, December 1982.)

1993 Received Sabre Centurion BA sets.

2002 Station modified to take a Mercedes VSU.

2014 This unit now has Hydraulic cutting equipment (Combi Tool). Don't know when received.




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


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