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Do we expect too much from our emergency services?

The Fatal Accident Enquiry into the death of Alison Hume after she had fallen down a mineshaft in Ayrshire has found that she might have survived if it hadn't been for a series of failings by Strathclyde Fire and Rescue.

Should Strathclyde Fire and Rescue apologise for their actions, or lack of them, or is it right that they took all necessary steps to minimise further accident and tragedy? Do incidents like this shake your faith in the emergency services?


Would you be willing to up-sticks for a job?

Press reports suggest that Prince William and Kate might relocate to Lossiemouth in a year or two, so Wills can have his dream job commanding a search and rescue helicopter. But as another 5,000 join the dole queue in Scotland, would you be willing to move lock, stock, barrel and bairns in the search for a job?

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Thu 17 Nov 2011 10:00
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