66 year old collection box still raising money for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

For over 200 years the Oban Inn has been welcoming visitors and locals alike. For many years a lifeboat collection box has stood proudly in the bar, the current one dates back to at least 1953.

The Coxswain and Mechanic of Oban Lifeboat receiving a cheque from The Oban Inn

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

The Oban Inn raises £776.42 for the RNLI
Upon receiving the latest donation of £776.42 from The Oban Inn, Phil Hamerton, Fundraising Chairperson said "This donation from the customers of The Oban Inn shows again, just how much the community of Oban supports the work of our local lifeboat crew"

As one of the busiest All Weather Lifeboats in Scotland, with over 80 call outs in 2019, we all value the valuable contribution from The Oban Inn.

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