Milngavie Fire Station open day

THERE will be fun for all the family at Milngavie Fire Station’s Open Day tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors will be able to see vintage fire engines, watch a demonstration of a chip pan fire and how to put it out safely. Community police officers will also be there to put security markings on people’s bikes for them - free of charge. Police vehicles, including off orad motorbikes will be on display as well.

Doris Sofio, chair of Bearsden and Milngavie Crime Prevention Panel, said: “Regularly we see reports of thefts of bicycles from unlocked sheds and garages or if they are merely left unattended for a moment.

“In a recent edition of Milngavie and Bearsden Herald there was a report about a bike worth £500 being stolen from Bearsden train station after a thief hacked through a padlock chain.

“If the bike had been security marked it would have been easier to return it to its owner.”

Trossachs search and rescue will also be there to show people how they train their dogs and demonstrate how they work.

Milngavie fire station commander, Steven Harper, said: “I hope to see everyone from the Milngavie and Bearsden area come through the doors at some point during the day.

“Previous open days have been very well attended and proved to be popular and usually we get good weather so we have our fingers crossed.

“As well as a fun day we hope people will find it informative.”