Eyemouth RNLI Station Gala Day is back!
The crowds were out enjoying Eyemouth RNLI station's first Gala Day since 2019.
Eyemouth town centre was looking a little empty on Saturday (27 August) as most of the population was at Gunsgreen Quay enjoying the first Lifeboat Gala Day since Covid.
The Eyemouth Herring Queen, Miss Keely-Jo Virtue officially opened the day, which was blessed with good weather.
The tour of the Eyemouth station Shannon lifeboat was as popular as ever, as was a timed contest to see who could put the lifeboat crew gear on fastest.
The Eyemouth volunteer crew gave a thrilling demonstration of a practice rescue of a casualty dummy in the harbour and were joined by the visiting Lerwick lifeboat for a tour around the bay.
Other popular draws were the live music, Fire, Police and Coastguard and a timed putting lifeboat crew gear on contest.
The RNLI mascot Stormy Stan also visited, much to the delight of visitors of all ages!, and another special visitor was David Hastings son of Helen Hastings that the Eyemouth boat is named for.
The event was very well supported locally, with a huge amount of donations for the raffle and tombola, making the whole day an excellent fundraiser for Eyemouth station.
A visitor to the town, Liz Matthews commented, 'had a fabulous day yesterday worth the drive there and back from Durham.'
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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