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WATCH: Kinloch Rannoch Community Fire Station Open Day

WATCH: The Kinloch Rannoch Community Fire Station explains how you can support the service

This Saturday (October 30), the Kinloch Rannoch Community Fire Station held an open day to celebrate 75 years of service from the station.

They unveiled a plaque commemorating the firefighters who served at the station in the past, the plaque names everyone who served in this time.

Watch Commander James Black said: “Today is actually a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the fire brigade and in Kinloch Rannoch. It was actually on the 28th, which was Thursday, but this is the closest Saturday.

“So hence the reason we’re having a wee open day today. We’ve got a plaque that you’ll see later on that we’ve got all the names of the last 75 years of firefighters written on, and we’re going to unveil that later on.”

The Perth and Kinross Visitor Manager Rangers also joined the team to meet with local people and hear how people feel their service has been.

Visitor ranger Adrian explained: “We’re here, basically, to have a talk to the locals and the visitors and make sure everyone’s happy with the job you’ve done over the summer talking to campers, fishermen, visitors alike.

“It’s been busy [this year], it’s been very busy, but there’s been quiet days as well which sort of balances it out. And the feedback has been positive.”

Ron Rose, former firefighter shows his support

During the open day, they had BBQ cooked food, cakes and sweets, a fire for children to put out, a clown, loads of memorabilia and lots of other games and activities.

Speaking during the unveiling of the plaque, group commander Ewan Baird said: “I’m the group commander for the Perth and Kinross. So firstly, I’d like to welcome you all here at Kinloch Rannoch Fire Station to celebrate our seventy fifth anniversary.

“From its humble beginnings in 1946 to its professional standing in the community, we now see the same aim, to serve and protect the community and surrounding area of Kinloch Rannoch.

“We have evolved from a fire trailer equipped with basic firefighting tools towed by a land Rover to a state of the art three hundred break horsepower Scania fire appliance.

“This continuous development and investment demonstrates the commitment and importance of the Kinloch Rannoch Community Fire Station.”

More information on the PKC Visitor Management Rangers can be found on: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/15238/Countryside-ranger-service

And the Kinloch Rannoch Community Fire Station can be found on: https://www.facebook.com/kinlochrannochfirestation/

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