Sep 18, 2015
Please receive the September edition of the Fireaway Club Newsletter.
The next meeting takes place this coming Thursday, 24th September, Guildford Arms bar, West Register Street, at 7:30pm. Socials are very relaxed, informal and held in the open bar area of the pub.
A number of new members have joined Fireaway recently taking total membership to just short of 200, and with the holiday period now over there should be a really good turnout for this social. So, if you've missed the last few, or not been before, the September meeting is an ideal opportunity to drop-in for a pint.
1) A walk has been arranged for Tuesday 29th September in the Galashiels area of the Scottish Borders. Details of the route - including travel for the Edinburgh based folk on the new Borders railway line - are available via the Latest News page on the Fireaway website. Everyone welcome including non-members
Retirements Function: Derek Millar:
Deek Millar would like to invite all colleagues, past and present, to join him for a farewell drink on Thursday, 1st October, 2015, from 7pm at Scott's Bar, Rose St, Edinburgh.
1) Andrew Dunleavey:
Very sad news with the announcement of the death of serving firefighter Andrew Dunleavey. Andy was tragically killed in a road traffic collision on-route to nightshift at Newcraighall fire station on Wednesday, 17th September 2015. Funeral arrangements, when known, will be posted on the website.
2) Ian McMurtrie
The death of retired colleague Ian McMurtrie was announced on the 8th August 2015. Ian passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was a retired Assistant Firemaster and the honorary curator of the Museum of Fire in Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.
3) Thomas Jolly
Sad news with the announcement of the death, on Monday 17th August, of retired colleague Thomas Jolly. Tam was a firefighter on White Watch Hawick before he retired in the early 1990's.
Ten 'Old Brigade/watch' photos have been added to the Photo Album page on the website.
Current membership now stands at 193. See Latest News page for names of new members.
Circulated Thursday, 19th November 2015.