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Stromness RNLI receives a total of £4,105 from proceeds of North Ronaldsay book

Lifeboats News Release

At a meeting of the Stromness RNLI Committee, a cheque was presented to Mai Banks of the Stromness Ladies Lifeboat Guild by Willie Tulloch, Chairman of the Stromness RNLI.

The cheque is the latest instalment received from the proceeds of the book “The Way We Were - Reminiscences of a man on North Ronaldsay”. The book was produced by John Cutt of Gerbo and  Norman and Carol Bayley from Breckan. It was John’s wish that all the proceeds from the sale of the book be donated to the Stromness RNLI.

Pictured from the Committee are (L-R): Stewart Taylor, George Walker, John Davidson, William Sinclair, Willie Tulloch, Michael Flett, Mai Banks, Tim Barthorpe, David Bowdler, Norman Brass and Sandra Moar

Absent from the photo were Fred Breck, Colin Mowat, John Banks, Alastair Buchan, James Stockan and James Burgon.

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