Town welcomes Palestine force
Cambuslang welcomed more visitors from the Middle East this week.
Firefighters from Palestine were in the town to train at the Scottish Fire and Rescue’s national training centre.
The latest delegation was invited to Scotland through a special initiative between the Scottish Government, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Eight Palestinian firefighters were trained as breathing apparatus instructors, for the second time this year, in what is believed to be the first training exercise of its kind in Scotland.
The programme ran for three days, and the participants achievements were marked at a special passing out ceremony.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey, who has worked closely with the FBU, was in attendance alongside Cambuslang East councillor Katy Loudon.
Ms Haughey said:“The joint project is inspiring and it will ensure the eight Palestinian firefighters go back to their country with life-saving training. Cambuslang may be a long distance from Palestine, but I am proud the two are able to share such a special connection.”