3rd Busiest Year Ever for Scottish Lifeboats

Last year was the third busiest for Scotland’s RNLI lifeboats since records began. They launched 1,028 times and 1,631 hours at sea. Busiest was Kinghorn inshore RNLI lifeboat launching a total of 69 times and rescuing 39 people, the 20th busiest in the UK and Ireland. The photo is from the RNLI website.

The next busiest were:
Broughty Ferry (launched 66 times rescuing 36 people)
Oban (launched 57 times rescuing 47 people)
Anstruther (launched 52 times rescuing 48 people)
Troon (launched 50 times rescuing 41 people
)

Friday is their annual fundraiser, with even skiers helping as Nevis Range in Fort William, will donate £1 for every person who skis or snowboards in a kilt this Burns Day. Details of events here or call 0845 121 4999.

Tower lifeboat station on the River Thames was the busiest RNLI lifeboat station, launching 265 times and rescuing 92 people. Around the coast, busy stations included Torbay lifeboat station, which launched 131 times, rescuing 137 people, and the RNLI's Southend lifeboat station launched 126 times and rescued 109 people.

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