Open day on Saturday at Milngavie Fire Station

DON’T forget to go along to Milngavie Community Fire Station’s Open Day on Saturday (September 1) between 11am and 3pm.

There will be a demonstration of how to extinguish a chip pan fire safely from firefighters.

There will also be personnel from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Trossachs Search and Rescue, with some of their highly-trained dogs who can find human casualties underneath snow and rubble.

Strathclyde police will also be there with a vehicle from their road policing section, a beat car and a cell van. Members of the public will also get the opportunity to have their bicycles security marked for free thanks to a joint initiative being run by Bearsden and Milngavie Crime Prevention Panel and the police.

Doris Sofio, chairperson of the Crime Prevention Panel, said: “Some of our members will be there on Saturday - this is always an excellent community day with various activities.

“We hope that as many people as possible take advantage of this free offer of security marking on their bikes.

“There are thefts of bicycles from garages and outhouses regularly, as reported in Milngavie and Bearsden Herald.

“If your bicycle is stolen but it’s security marked the police can scan it and return it to the rightful owner.”

Milngavie Fire Station is on Craigdhu Road.