Troon Lifeboat Open Day 2019

Lifeboats News Release

Troon RNLI lifeboat station had a successful Open Day on Saturday 20 July 2019, and visitors to the station enjoyed the sunshine whilst getting a chance to see aboard the stations lifeboats while meeting the volunteer crew.

Troon all-weather lifeboat during the Open Day man overboard display

Colin McMillan

Troon all-weather lifeboat during the Open Day man overboard display

After a welcome from Troon RNLI Chairman John Steel, South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie gave a short speech as she declared the annual event open.

The ever-popular fish stall and crew BBQ were once again busy as was the tea room. The sale of RNLI souvenirs was also popular with those who attended. The crowd were entertained by performances from the Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dance and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.

During the Open Day, the volunteer lifeboat crew put on a demonstration of their skills as both the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat and D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena launched to show their manoeuvrability with a man overboard display within the harbour.

Girvan RNLI lifeboat crew also made an appearance on their Shannon Class all-weather lifeboat. The public were also able to meet our emergency service colleagues from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, Troon First Responders and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team as they also attended at the Open Day.

Troon RNLI lifeboat coxswain Joe Millar said ‘Thanks to everyone who came along to our 2019 Lifeboat Station Open Day and for supporting the RNLI in Troon. We hope everyone enjoyed their visit to our lifeboat station and thank you for supporting the RNLI in Troon’

RNLI media contacts

Andrew Limond, RNLI Troon Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 01292 314414,

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929,

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

Colin McMillan

Both Troon RNLI lifeboats during the man overboard display

Colin McMillan

Troon all-weather lifeboat during the Open Day man overboard display


Provost Helen Moonie opens the annual lifeboat station Open Day


The Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dance


The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra entertaining the crowd

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