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Dark day for Scotland's emergency services

January 24, 2014 3:04 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP has said today is a dark day for Scotland's emergency services.

Following on from announced plans by Police Scotland to close six out of 10 police control rooms, the Scottish Fire and Rescue service published plans which to close further fire control rooms in Aberdeen and Inverness.

In total, five out of eight fire control rooms are to close.

Ms McInnes said:

"It is not an exaggeration to say that this is a dark day for Alison McInnesAlison McInnesScotland's emergency services. I have already been contacted by staff who have told me of their devastation at the proposed closures.

"This confirms that Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has stood by and done nothing while highly regarded local emergency police and fire services are dismantled."