‘Disaster’ as north 999 call centres to close

By Alison Campsie

Published: 31/01/2014

Fire control rooms in Aberdeen and Inverness will close in what has been described as a “disaster” for the north.

The former Grampian and Highlands and islands areas will be covered from Dundee as the number of call centres shrinks from eight to just three – in Tayside, Edinburgh and Johnstone, Renfrewshire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service board yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of the shake-up – by nine votes to three – at a packed meeting in Dundee attended by dozens of concerned staff.

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