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Fire and Rescue Heritage Scotland

Fire and Rescue Heritage Scotland was set up in 2016 by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to act as the national body for the Service’s charitable interests which relate to Educational, Cultural and Commemorative activities.

We will work with the Service across Scotland to look after significant heritage assets, and seek to use the Service’s remarkable history to engage with communities and promote a safer community at large.

We are registered as a charity, are compiling a forward business plan and plan to recruit dedicated staff to support the Trust in the near future. 

Fire and Rescue Heritage Scotland was originally named the Educational, Cultural and Commemorative Trust until 2021. 

Our Trustees:

Robert Benson Chair and Trustee, FRHS; SFRS Board Member to October 2018
Richard Whetton Treasurer and Board Secretary, FRHS; SFRS Head of Corporate Governance
John Thomson Treasurer and Trusetee, FRHS; SFRS Head of Finance and Procurement
Mark McAteer Trusetee, FRHS; SFRS Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Communications
Ann Marie Knowles Trusetee, FRHS
Iain Morris  Trusetee, FRHS; SFRS Head of Asset Management
David Lockhart  Trusetee, FRHS; SFRS Deputy Assistant Chief Officer for East Service Delivery Area
Cathy Barlow Trusetee, FRHS; SFRS National Community Safety Engagement Manager

Once fully established, the Trust will be active on many fronts across Scotland.  We are still in “early days” but will grow step by step with the aim of being as inclusive and responsive as possible.

If you have anything you would wish to share with us – any comments, ideas or suggestions, please get in touch: SFRS.ECCTinfo@firescotland.gov.uk

The ECCT is a Registered Scottish Charity:  Scottish Charity Number: SC046924

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