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Galloway Base

We took up residence in our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart in October 2012.  After almost 38 years of operating out of the local Police Station, at last we had a home we could call our own.  The upgrade of the former town ambulance station was largely financed by the Order of St John Scotland, with additional financial support from local businesses and team members.  Of significance also, is the fact that the building was originally sold to us by Dumfries and Galloway Council for the amazing sum of £1. The building comprises two garage bays for our Land Rover and Incident Control Vehicle, a control room, equipment room, kitchen, showers, toilets and an interview room/office. It may be compact by the standards of many, but we are proud of the way that every square inch is used wisely and we have managed to cram a lot into its limited space without making it feel in any way overcrowded.  It really is an excellent base for the team and we are proud of the new facility. The building was officially opened by the Prior of the Order of St. John Scotland, Sir Malcolm Ross, on the 6th October 2012.

The History of the Base

The original part of the building was built around 60 years ago and until 1966 it was the town fire station.  It was subsequently bought by the Scottish Ambulance Service and used as their base until 2007.  It’s appropriate that we’re now the third emergency service to occupy the building.
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Galloway Base

We took up residence in our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart in October 2012.  After almost 38 years of operating out of the local Police Station, at last we had a home we could call our own.  The upgrade of the former town ambulance station was largely financed by the Order of St John Scotland, with additional financial support from local businesses and team members.  Of significance also, is the fact that the building was originally sold to us by Dumfries and Galloway Council for the amazing sum of £1. The building comprises two garage bays for our Land Rover and Incident Control Vehicle, a control room, equipment room, kitchen, showers, toilets and an interview room/office. It may be compact by the standards of many, but we are proud of the way that every square inch is used wisely and we have managed to cram a lot into its limited space without making it feel in any way overcrowded.  It really is an excellent base for the team and we are proud of the new facility. The building was officially opened by the Prior of the Order of St. John Scotland, Sir Malcolm Ross, on the 6th October 2012.

The History of the Base

The original part of the building was built around 60 years ago and until 1966 it was the town fire station.  It was subsequently bought by the Scottish Ambulance Service and used as their base until 2007.  It’s appropriate that we’re now the third emergency service to occupy the building.
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Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
years in operation  40 1975-2015