Fire station enjoys open day success

A variety of vintage vehicles were on display at the open day.
A variety of vintage vehicles were on display at the open day.

Banchory’s fire station threw open its doors on Sunday and raised around £5300 for local causes.

The fun-filled free event featured a variety of emergency services vehicles, vintage vehicles and fire officers providing community safety advice.

Visitors were able to view the assorted vehicles from Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Mountain Rescue and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

They were shown the huge range of equipment on board each appliance.

The open day also featured a variety of stalls including face painting, bouncy castle and tombola as well as soak the fire fighter and a junior firefighter obstacle course.

Banchory station watch manager Roddy Lees said: “The open day was a great success - the weather stayed dry for the duration.

“We had a large attendance for the whole day with a lot of interest in the displays.

We have an approximate total raised of £5300.

“Myself and the guys would like to thank the many local businesses who generously donated prizes for the raffle, tombola and silent auction.

“Also, thanks goes to the public for supporting us and all who helped make the day a great success.”

The proceeds from the event will go to local causes, including Banchory First Responders and The Firefighters Charity, who enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families.

(See Page 5 story for more about Banchory First Responders).