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Local Senior Officers

There are six local senior officers (LSOs) in the west of Scotland who work hard to create strong relationships with local councils and our other community partners to continue the provision of dedicated local fire and rescue services.

LSOs work with local authorities and partners to provide effective links with local communities and ensure that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service deliver the benefits of fire reform at a local level. This includes the protection of local frontline services and a commitment to build on the positive outcomes that have already been delivered as individual fire and rescue services, for people to be safer, particularly from fire but also from other emergencies that may occur across the country.

LSOs ensure that communities across Scotland have a more equitable access to the full range of specialist fire and rescue service resources including water rescue, rope rescue, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the personnel, equipment, training and facilities to deal with a wide range of issues from fires, road traffic collisions, major weather related events, the potential risks from a terrorist attack, significant industrial accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) response.

They also oversee the Prevention and Protection agenda for their respective areas ensuring that the public have access to the full range of community safety support from free home fire safety visits to specialist advice for individuals and organisations.

Service Delivery Headquarters - West, 99 Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0EA | 01698 300999.

Area Commander Roddie Keith - City of Glasgow

123 Port Dundas Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow,G4 0ES | 0141 302 3333.

Roddie is the Local Senior Officer (LSO) for the City of Glasgow and is responsible for delivering all aspects of our service to the communities of Scotland’s largest city. The LSO works hard to ensure that Glasgow’s communities remain safe from fire and other emergencies as far as possible, with a robust operational response delivered from 11 Wholetime fire stations spread across the City.

A dedicated community action team work hard engaging with the community and delivering key safety messages in relation to home fire safety, road safety and other risks. Whilst the enforcement team ensure compliance with fire regulations and provide advice on fire legislation to the business community. As LSO, Roddie engages with partner agencies to develop a joint approach to community safety and to explore options for more collaborative working.

Area Commander Craig McGoldrick - Dumfries and Galloway

120-124 Brooms Road, Dumfries, DG1 2DZ | 01387 734834

There are 17 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the Dumfries and Galloway LSO area.

Area Commander Ian McMeekin - East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire

4 Barr Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8HD | 01294 607000

There are 27 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire LSO area.

Area Commander David McCarrey - East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

5 Thornhill, Johnstone, PA5 8JH | 01505 356620

There are 8 wholetime and retained fire stations in the East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde LSO area.

Area Commander Joe McKay - Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire

2 Kilbowie Road, Hardgate, Clydebank, G81 6QT | 01389 385999


There are 45 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute LSO area.

Area Commander Stephen Wright - Lanarkshire

Dellburn Street, Motherwell, ML1 1SE | 01698 402725

Stephen is the Local Senior Officer for Lanarkshire. Stephen started his career at Yorkhill in 1997 before moving to Springburn in 2001.  He has worked within Fire Safety Enforcement and training at the National Fire Service Training College, Gullane.  He was a Station Manager at Barrhead and a Group Manager for Service Delivery in Glasgow and ERRI and most recently, was Area Manager in HR-OD.

There are 20 wholetime, retained and volunteer fire stations in the Lanarkshire LSO area