Open day at Banchory fire station

The open day at Banchory fire station will run from 11am until 4pm.
The open day at Banchory fire station will run from 11am until 4pm.

Banchory fire station is opening its doors this Sunday (June 12)

The free event, from 11am-4pm, will feature a variety of emergency services vehicles, vintage vehicles and community safety advice.

Watch manager Roddy Lees said the open day is an ideal family day out and they are hoping for a big turn-out.

He added: “Vehicles from Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Mountain Rescue and Scottish Fire and Resuce Service will be on display and visitors will be able to see the huge range of equipment that is carried on board each appliance which allows all of our emergency services colleagues to deal with any 999 call.

“Throughout the day we will have a variety of stalls including face painting, bouncy castle and tombola as well as soak the firefighter and a junior firefighter obstacle course.”

While the aim of the day is to have fun, show people the inside of a fire station and pass on advice regarding home fire safety, the crew will also be fundraising for local charities including Banchory First Responders and The Fire Fighters Charity, who enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families.