Blue Broughty as RNLI volunteers show their support during Coronavirus

Lifeboats News Release

Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station lit up blue last night (Thursday 30 April) in a show of support to our key workers battling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Broughty Ferry's all-weather lifeboat shows support to key workers during Coronavirus pandemic

Tayside in Pictures

Broughty Ferry's all-weather lifeboat shows support to key workers during Coronavirus pandemic
With the help of Steve Page Event Lighting and Projection Services Dundee, the station and its all-weather Trent class lifeboat was illuminated blue in support to our emergency services.

The volunteer crew at Broughty Ferry includes three police officers, two paramedics and two fire fighters and have been called out six times during lockdown.

Like all of the 238 lifeboat stations around the coast of the UK and Ireland, Broughty Ferry remain on call, ready to respond to those in need.



Peter Hay

Broughty Ferry station and lifeboat turns blue to support key workers

Peter Hay

'Oor Wullie' leads the support to key workers outside a blue Broughty Ferry lifeboat station

Peter Hay

Broughty Ferry's all-weather lifeboat shows support to key workers during Coronavirus pandemic

Tayside in Pictures

Broughty Ferry's all-weather lifeboat shows support to key workers during Coronavirus pandemic

Peter Hay

Broughty Ferry turns blue in support for key workers

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