RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat week 2018

Lifeboats Media Invite

The 2018 annual Portpatrick Lifeboat week will this year take place from Sunday 29 July to Saturday 4 August, in and around the picturesque village of Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway.

Portpatrick Lifeboat Week 2018


Portpatrick Lifeboat Week 2018

Many of the now traditional events will be run throughout the week, with a variety of interests and age groups catered for. The week’s events will draw to a close with the popular Bar-B-Que, bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday evening.

The Portpatrick Lifeboat, RNLB John Buchannan Barr, will be open for guided tours by the volunteer crew subject to operational requirements.

Please see the attached programme for a full list of events and times for the week.

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

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.