Red Plaque honouring Scottish firefighter Ewan Williamson is unveiled this week

A red plaque will be unveiled this Thursday (12 July) in memory of firefighter Ewan Williamson who died while tackling a fire in Edinburgh in 2009.

The red plaque scheme is run by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and aims to honour firefighters killed in the line of duty. It is funded solely from proceeds of the Firefighters 100 Lottery. 

Denise Christie, regional secretary of the FBU in Scotland, said: “Ewan made the ultimate sacrifice while keeping his community safe. It will be an honour to unveil the plaque with his family there. I am sure it will bring them great comfort to know that nine years after his death that he is very much remembered. Ewan’s family and friends will be in all of our thoughts on this anniversary.” 

Mr Williamson was responding to a fire at the Balmoral Bar when the floor of the burning building collapsed. 

The plaque will be unveiled at Benson’s Bar (formerly the Balmoral Bar) on Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2HB at 3pm. To RVSP email [email protected] 

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