‘Dark day’ as 999 centres face axe

By Tim Pauling

Published: 25/01/2014

THE north was dealt a double blow yesterday as its fire control room was axed – just hours after the Press and Journal revealed the police emergency centre in the Highland capital was facing closure.

It is understood staff at the new single nationwide brigade’s Inverness base believed it would survive the controversial shake-up of the country’s 999 centres.

But their hopes were dashed when the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) revealed its preferred options for reducing the network from eight to three centres.

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