Sun and fun at the Macduff lifeboat gala day
Once again the sun shone on Macduff for the Macduff Royal National Lifeboat Institution gala day.
During the gala, Whitehills Harbour Commissioners presented the RNLI with a cheque for £750 which they had raised from events in Whitehills.
Roy continued: 'I also have to say thank you to the volunteers at the station, the crew and the fundraisers, both of these groups put in an enormous amount of time and effort, planning the day, visiting local businesses for donations and of course running the event itself, without them giving up their time to organise things, we wouldn't have a gala.'
'It was great to welcome the volunteer crews and boats from our flank stations of Fraserburgh and Buckie in to Macduff for the day.
Notes for editors
- Macduff lifeboat gala took place on Sunday 20 August, 11 am – 4 pm, at Macduff Harbour
- Macduff lifeboat Lydia Macdonald is a B class Atlantic 85 which carries 4 crew
- Lydia Macdonald is unique within the RNLI being the only lifeboat that is launched from a mobile crane. This method of launch allows the lifeboat to be launched from other locations should the need arise
- Douglas Currie was stationed at Macduff until 1985 when she was transferred to Fraserburgh RNLI. She is now privately owned
- Buckie lifeboat is a Severn Class named William Blannin
- Fraserburgh lifeboat is a Trent Class named Willie and May Gall
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