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City of Glasgow Police

First established in 1779 it is the oldest police force in the UK. The Metropolitan Police, formed by Robert Peel in 1829, was claimed to be the oldest police force in the world, a claim they later had to withdraw. The black and white checkered Glasgow police cap band was introduced in 1931, the design having been taken from the Scottish military Glengarry. It has been widely copied and is now used by most police forces in the UK, and a large number of others around the world.

Halo Trust (Mine Clearance)

Halo’s Global Head Quarters is located at Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is a non-political, non-religious registered British charity and American non-profit organisation whose purpose is to remove debris left by war. It operates in 15 countries. Since its foundation in 1988 it has cleared over 1.5 million landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

James Braidwood (1800-1861) Firefighter

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1824 he founded the world’s first municipal fire service in the city of his birth. He went on to become first director of the London Fire Engine Establishment, which eventually became the London Fire Brigade.

Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland

The coordinating organisation for Scottish search and rescue.

RNLI List of Stations in Scotland

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Founded in 1824, the RNLI has been funded by voluntary donations and legacies, and run wherever possible by volunteers. Since 2001 its lifeboat crews have saved in excess of 140,000 lives. A UK wide organisation, it has many lifeboat stations serving the seas around Scotland.

Scottish Ambulance Service

Fully funded by the Scottish Government, it provides free ambulance services throughout Scotland for the indigenous population and visitors to Scotland. There is also an Air Ambulance Division with two helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft providing services to remote areas.

Scottish Ambulance Service

Fully funded by the Scottish Government it provides free ambulance services throughout Scotland for the indigenous population and visitors to Scotland. There is also an Air Ambulance Division with two helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft providing services to remote localities.

Scottish Search and Rescue Teams

Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland’s list of rescue teams

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress