We have been sent in some lovely photos of the Fire Engine Rally today by Georgie and Lewis Brown’s mum (photos taken by Tony the dad).
These images brought a big smile to our faces and its great to be able to share them with everyone.
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A fleet of vintage fire engines will roll through Paisley town centre when the popular Fire Engine Rally returns on Saturday 18 August.
The free event will see an impressive fleet of engines, dating from the 19th century to the present day, proceed through the town from the Fire Station on Canal Street to County Square.
The parade will leave the fire station at 11am, progressing through Causeyside St and Gilmour St.
There will be plenty of entertainment for adults and children throughout the day, including fire safety demonstrations and giveaways. It is hoped that there will be an opportunity to see some of the impressive fire appliances used at Glasgow Airport.
Area Commander Alan Fairbairn 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. This wonderful event allows us to meet the communities that we serve, in order to make Renfrewshire a safer place to live, work and visit.”
Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall said: “This is Paisley’s fourth annual Fire Engine Rally and it has developed into a wonderful event. It’s a great opportunity to see up close some of the fascinating vehicles which have been used over the years by the fire service.”
The event is run in partnership with Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Preservation Society which is operated 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.
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