Portree Lifeboat wishes bon voyage to their retiring Chairman, Peter MacDonald.

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 14 January 2017, the crew of the Portree RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) said farewell to their retiring Chairman, Peter MacDonald, during their annual Christmas dinner

Peter receiving his retirement gifts from Hamish

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Peter receiving his retirement gifts from Hamish

Peter has been involved in Portree Lifeboat station for the past 18 years and has been a valuable asset in the Station Management Team. Apart from chairman he was a Deputy Launching Officer. He took an active part in the fundraising and as Pipe Major with the Isle of Skye Pipe Band, always leading from the front. We all wish Peter and his family in the new projects he hopes to undertake.

The crew gathers round Peter with his retirment letter

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The crew and Peter

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