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  1. A huge big thanks to David Curran and all the guys at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust Museum, Greenock.
    My daughter and I took my 90 year old ex fire fighter Dad, who has Dementia, to the Museum.
    David and Kenny Nicol, who came to the Museum specially to meet my Dad again, worked with my Dad when they were just lads. (They paid me to say that!)
    The guys looked after us very well and my daughter and I found it very interesting looking at the various exhibits.
    My Dad thoroughly enjoyed himself and I believe a lot of the sights and information helped stir his memories.
    The Museum is a must for a visit and you are in good hands as the guys are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and keen to make sure you enjoy your visit.
    Thanks again David, Kenny and all the guys.
    Mary Hamilton.
    Alex Harley
    Laura Taylor

  2. I recently visited your museum and was given a very informative tour by your guide. He was polite, knowledgeable and extremely helpful and a credit to the Fire Service.

    Since visiting I have recommended to all friends and family

  3. im still the proud owner of LDV 400series–N472BST I live on Teesside &want to take her to her home again this year id appreciate any info or help you may have.

    thanking you in anticipation steve & john

  4. brings back memories of my fire service career with Strathclyde fire Service and my times at Gullane with instructor Donnelly and visiting when the world rtc championship was held at the school also the golf inn for refreshments after a long day of hard slog

  5. loved it. guys there were brilliant and very informative!!! we’re brilliant with my wee boy defo will go back

  6. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust
    c/o David Adam (Chair)
    10 April 2017

    It was very good to meet you and your colleagues on Wednesday at the SCOTS
    Band event. Thank you very much indeed for the generosity of the Scottish Fire
    and Rescue Service Heritage Trust for again making an extremely generous
    donation to the Army’ s national charity. I know that the Band always enjoy the
    concert and, whilst I understand that a concert in 2017 is not possible, I do hope
    you will continue to consider supporting the charity in 2018. Generosity such as
    the Heritage Trust’s — both in running the concert and in making donations –
    really does make a difference.

    Formerly the Army Benevolent Fund (created in 1944), the charity supports all
    soldiers, veterans and their families when in need. The military charities with
    which some of your members are perhaps most familiar are Help for Heroes (for
    those seriously wounded/injured), Combat Stress (mental health) and Erskine
    (residential care). These represent high cost per case, but comparatively low
    numbers. We have always operated at the other end of the spectrum –
    duplicating effort is in no one’s interest – supporting much higher numbers where
    comparatively low costs tend to be needed. This can range from funding mobility
    access to homes, to a replacement boiler for an elderly veteran or widow forced to
    choose between food or warmth in winter, to aiding younger veterans to access
    civilian employment. No two cases are the same and, with over 750 in Scotland
    alone last year, the need will exist until today’s young veterans are into their old
    Donations such as the Heritage Trust’s therefore really can make a difference.
    Please do pass on our thanks to all your members.

    Major (Ret’d) Charles Dunphie, Regional Director Scotland
    ABF The Soldiers Charity
    The Castle

  7. Big Thanks to all who attending the 2016 Blue Light Festival at Riverside. We attracted just over 30 thousand visitors to the Riverside Museum, over the two days. This is a record for Glasgow Museums.

    Also a big thanks to our Museum staff and volunteers, Bob and his team did a great job organising and working over the weekend.

    Thanks again
    See you all next year!
    Stewart Thompson
    Assistant Museum Manager

  8. Dear David,

    Event to mark the closure of Central Fire Station

    I am writing to thank you for the attendance of the Turntable Ladder
    GTO 10 at the event to mark the closure of Central Fire Station in Nottingham on Sunday 11th September 2016.
    The parade of heritage fire appliances was the highlight of the weekend for the retired members of the brigade, for serving firefighters and the public.

    The appliance was immaculate and was without a doubt the star of the show. It drew a great deal of interest both during the parade and afterwards. This appliance was seen as an iconic part of the station’s history and everyone was delighted that it was able to travel down for the event. The ‘crew’ that accompanied the appliance were great ambassadors for the Heritage Trust and they made many contacts during their time here, as well as having an enjoyable weekend

    I want to express the appreciation of the Fire Service Preservation Group East Midlands for allowing this appliance to take part. It was a pleasure to work with you all.

    Yours Sincerely,

    D. A. Needham
    Vice Chairman
    Fire Service Preservation Group – East Midlands.

  9. My daughter and I visited your museum on Sunday 28 August 2016. As a former American firefighter. I found the differences in equipment and firefighting tactics fascinating. I have always thought that the Dennis appliances were great looking vehicles and the museum has a great one on display. The Austin was also a great display. What a great museum you have. Thanks for the tour!

  10. Just looked at the pictures of all the appliances including the fire boat brought back lots of memories for me.
    Kenneth McMaster

  11. Would it be possible to add ‘Fire in the City’ film on your video section? I understand this film was made for the Glasgow Salvage Corps in the 1970s.

  12. Hi Guys
    Thank you for the warm welcome that you gave us during our visit today. We had been to some of the sites on the Heritage Trail in Glasgow with the museum being one of the highlights of our tour.
    We are serving firefighters from Dundee and your exhibits brought back memories of my early days which initiated some story telling on our way back to Dundee.
    We will make sure that our colleagues are aware of the museum and will encourage people to visit – good luck with the restoration of the appliance from Rossie.
    I will definitely be back for another visit soon. Take care and keep up the good work!

  13. Thanks Graeme and the team for making my granddaughter and her pal delighted with their visit today.thank all the team for there kindness,they are raving abou the reception and info they were given Well done to all!!!

  14. Thank you very much indeed for the extremely generous cheque for £1100, which Capt Tony Williams forwarded to the charity, following the Royal Regiment of Scotland Bands playing at your concert in October. I am delighted that the concert has also again allowed the Band to showcase their talents in a public concert setting – something of which there has been slightly less during the sometimes frenetic operational pace of the last 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.Combined with the SF&RS’s equally generous donation last year, I can assure that this makes a huge difference to the lives of soldiers, veterans and their families in Scotland. Typically the charity helps about 750 cases (i.e. an individual and/or family) every year, the vast majority of which are “one-off” occasions of need where often a few hundred pounds can unlock what can otherwise turn into a rapidly downward spiral. Your donation therefore makes a very substantial difference.
    Thank you so much for your support. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved in running the concert.
    Major C K Dunphie DL
    Regional Director, Scotland
    ABF The Soldiers Charity

  15. St-Mun’s Primary Dunoon
    Dear Sirs,
    We would like to thank you for giving us a tour of the museum. It was very interesting and we learned a lot.

  16. Dear Graeme,
    Thank you to you and Arthur for a most interesting and enjoyable visit to your museum. You both made us very welcome despite our late arrival and we all appreciated your insightful explanations of life in the Fire Service over the years. I hope to bring my grandchildren down some time .
    Best wishes to you both.
    Jim Barbour

  17. Hi Graeme
    I would just like to say a big thank you for yesterday most of our children really enjoyed it and so did the staff. Please can you also pass on our thanks to Stuart. Although we sometimes see him driving our school bus. thank for taking your own time to open for us and I am sure we will be back with different children next year
    thanks Catherine

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum
and Heritage Centre
The Old Fire Station Dalrymple Street
PA15 1LY


Registered Scottish Charity (SC043929)