66 year old collection box still raising money for the RNLI
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.
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.
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.