Video - New fire training centre at Stornoway airport

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) took the covers off its latest investment in the north of Scotland, a new carbonaceous fire training facility at Stornoway Airport.

The new training facility is just part of a £3.5m investment in the region, with a major refurbishment of Stornoway community fire station due for completion late next year.

Chief Officer Alasdair Hay said that the investment in services in the Western Isles is another example of the national service’s commitment to equitable access to resources across Scotland.

A group of guests were invited to a demonstration of the new facility at the airport this morning (Tuesday) when the centre was officially opened by SFRS Board chairman Pat Watters and Chief Officer Alasdair Hay.

The training centre will provide Western Isles personnel with facilities similar to those opened earlier this year at Dundee airport.