A MAJOR investment in Shetland’s small fire stations has been announced by the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service.
Fire stations in Unst, Whalsay and Scalloway are all to receive an upgrade in the next 12 months.
A spokesman said that around £500,000 was being spent on purchasing a redundant building at Baltasound’s Hagdale industrial estate and converting it. The building could be operational by April.
Whalsay is to follow in the autumn with Scalloway coming in by the end of the year.
The spokesman said that a lot of the fire stations in Shetland were below standard and a decision had been taken to direct resources into the islands this year.