L66 PORT ELLEN
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)|
|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
|1 Two men manual pump||8 Firemen|
On the way
Plans are going ahead to build a new fire station at Port Ellen on
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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