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Fire Engine Rally returns to Paisley

 

A fleet of vintage fire engines will roll through Paisley town centre when the popular Fire Engine Rally returns.

The free event, on Saturday 20 August, will see an impressive fleet of engines, dating back from the 19th century to the present day, proceed through the town from the Fire Station in Canal Street to County Square.

There will also be plenty of entertainment for both adults and children throughout the day, including fire safety demonstrations, giveaways and more.

Area Commander Simon Hunt of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said: “I am absolutely delighted that Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Preservation Society have this opportunity to showcase their vintage fire engines, and also to allow us to engage with the communities which we serve, in order to make Renfrewshire a safer place to live, work and visit.”

The event takes place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 20th August.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson said: “The fire engine rally has been coming to Paisley for the last couple of years and it’s been a great success. It’s a wonderful event and opportunity to see some of the fascinating vehicles which have been used over the years by the fire service.”

The Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Preservation Society is run by volunteers who have an interest in the traditions of the fire service. Most weekends they provide fire appliances to events, open days and galas as well as supporting charitable causes.