Loch Ness Lifeboat volunteers photographed Victorian style
The Lifeboat Station Project ticks off station 103 at Loch Ness - only another 135 to go!
The Loch Ness volunteers were proud to become part of this amazing undertaking and to have the privilege of witnessing the developing process as the image appears, as if by magic, on the glass plate in Jacks mobile darkroom.
Jack Lowe started photographing for his project in January 2015 and hopes to have it complete by 2020. Loch Ness Lifeboat Station was number 103 on his tour of 238 stations to visit. The Lifeboat Station Project is 'About the lifeboat volunteers, for the Lifeboat volunteers' and Jack has certainly engaged with the RNLI crews wherever he has visited. He now continues to the North East and is looking forward to reaching his half-way mark later this summer.
For more information, or to find out how to support Jack, visit https://thelifeboatstationproject.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
Learn more about the RNLI
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland