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Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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Hundreds of firefighters attended a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in protest at pensions.

Crews could pay up to 17 per cent of their wages into their pension and be forced to work until they are 60, or leave early without access to their pension, according to the Fire Brigades Union.

National officer Sean Starbuck told the rally: “Ignoring us is not an option. The choices are that they listen to us or we ballot for national strike action.”