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Joint emergency base plan dropped

Grampian white fire engine
Efforts will be made to find a suitable new location

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service has abandoned plans to develop a joint emergency services headquarters on the site of its current Aberdeen base.

Efforts will now be taken to find an alternative to North Anderson Drive, expected to be on the city's outskirts.

The decision was taken by the Grampian Joint Fire and Rescue Board.

Convener Mike Raeburn said: "The difference between staying and moving to another site on the outskirts of Aberdeen is many millions of pounds."

He explained: "Our duty to offering best value to the public means that this is our preferred option."

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