St Abbs Independent Lifeboat has been saving lives in the North Sea and along the coastline of the Scottish Borders since 1911. Run as an independent lifeboat since 2016, we receive no funding from government agencies and rely solely on public donations. The St Abbs Lifeboat is crewed by a group of highly experienced men and women, most of whom work the seas around St Abbs every day as fishermen, dive boat operators and divers. Their local knowledge is second to none. Between them they have amassed over 330 years personal experience of saving lives at sea.