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Celebrate Oban RNLI’s 50th anniversary with their Knitted Yellow Wellies

Lifeboats News Release

As Oban RNLI celebrates its 50th anniversary, their famous knitted yellow wellies will be available once again to help the charity continue to save lives at sea.

Oban Trent class lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald 14-23 in rough seas

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

Oban Trent class lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald 14-23 in rough seas

The lifeboat station’s famous knitted yellow wellies will be available from the RNLI pop-up shop on Oban’s North Pier on Saturdays throughout the month of July, and to celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary, the wellies will be knitted with golden threads or embellished in other ways.

You can also donate to Oban RNLI Lifeboat Station and receive a 50th anniversary mug or enamel badge by visiting:

There has been a lifeboat in Oban since 1972, which has been entirely reliant on the generous support of the public as well as volunteers who crew the boat.


Notes to editors

· Oban lifeboat station has been operating since 1972. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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