Lothian & Borders'
Fire Brigade have announced that they are now close to agreeing the
location of the new fire station for North Edinburgh. The
final decision is likely to be made in about three or four months'
have been considered, and these have now been narrowed down to two:
- the site of
the current fire station in McDonald Road.
- the site next
door, formerly Scottish Power offices.
The new station will
not need to be so large as the existing McDonald Road station
because training facilities are being moved to a new training centre
being built at Newbridge.
It is planned that
the training facilities at Newbridge will include a stretch of road
where car crashes can be simulated and the recreation of a collapsed
building to be used in search-and-rescue training.
The mock ship, now
used for training at McDonald Road, will also be transferred to
The fire service also
announced that they plan to build a new fire station at Wallyford,
East Lothian to provide faster attendance to fires in Prestonpans
and East Musselburgh.
Edinburgh Evening News: January 23, 2007: p.19
Edinburgh Evening News: March 26, 2007: p.20
(McDonald Road, Wallyford)