Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat Week 2017

Lifeboats News Release

The ever popular Lifeboat week will be held again this year in the picturesque setting of Portpatrick Harbour, on the West tip of Dumfries and Galloway.

Portaptrick Lifeboat Week


Portpatrick Lifeboat Week

The annual event will take place this year between Sunday 30 July and Saturday 5 August, with a wide range of activities to suit all age groups. There will be opportunities to participate in energetic activities such as the four mile family fun run or Zumba dancing, or more relaxed events such as the scruff’s pet show and Portpatrick’s got talent competition. There are plenty of other events taking place as detailed in the attached programme. Volunteer crew members, when available, will be on hand to show people around the state of the art Portpatrick Lifeboat, the John Buchannan Barr.

The week will draw to a finale on Saturday with the combined exercise with the Portpatrick ALB, Stranraer ILB and the HM coastguard Helicopter. Portpatrick Lifeboat week is one of the top fund raising events for the RNLI, and is run almost entirely by volunteers who put in many hours of their time to ensure the continuing success of this popular event.

Notes to editors

. For more information please contact Phil Bestjan, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07793 025793 or phil.bestjan@btinternet.com

Portpatrick Lifeboat


Portpatrick Lifeboat

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