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Grand Draw Was A Great Success

29 September 2023
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We were so delighted when Duns Swimming Pool donated a kids pool party to the Lifeboat to be the prize for this years Grand Draw. The prize involved a great fun day for up to 40 kids to bounce about on a huge dual run inflatable with a room available…

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Another Glorious Gala

05 August 2023
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Despite the gloomy weather forecast, the fundraising troops carried on regardless and were rewarded with an overcast but dry day and the crowds responded. The music played, the scones oozed jam and the burgers sizzled. Children splatted rats (no animals were harmed in the making of this game), threw bean…

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It’s All About Community

30 July 2023
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29th and 30th July 2023- It’s been a busy social weekend for the Lifeboat and crew. On Saturday the crew had the honour of escorting this year’s Herring Queen, Miss Sophie Crowe, from St Abbs to a packed harbourside in Eyemouth as part of her crowning procession. Boats from both…

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Gleaming Like New

19 July 2023
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Lifeboat crews are obviously expected to help maintain as well as crew our independent Lifeboat. July has been a busy month for maintenance with the boat taken out of the water and off-service today for various bits of mechanical work. The crew also scrubbed the whole structure until it was…

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Joining Forces with other Independents

02 July 2023
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Today crew members met up with Neil Dalton, chair of the National Independent Lifeboat association (NILA) and his wife, Lorna. NILA (www.nila.org.uk) formed in 2022 to promote and support independent lifeboat organisations across the UK and St Abbs was one of the founder members. NILA is working hard to ensure…

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St Abbs Independent Lifeboat Working With Our Local Youngsters 20 JUN 2023

Working With Our Local Youngsters

20 June 2023
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We are really proud to announce that we have received a £3,000 grant from Eyemouth High School as part of their Youth Philanthropy Initiative. This initiative is a powerful active citizenship programme, empowering young people to make a difference in their communities while developing a range of skills. Since it…

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St Abbs Independent Lifeboat Practice Makes Perfect 10 JUN 2023

Practice Makes Perfect

10 June 2023
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Training is obviously an essential part of our crew commitments over the year. Crew are asked to attend a certain number of training sessions and to complete training in a number of core competencies. These include tasks such as boat launch and retrieval, boat handling, navigation, tide and weather, anchoring…

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Fun & Fundraising

13 May 2023
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Where does the Whiteadder join the Blackadder? What is the name of the Burn that runs into the sea at Linkim Shore? Where are the remains of St Helens Church? What is the number of the road from Coldingham to Reston? If you don’t know the answers to these questions…

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A Sad Farewell

15 April 2023
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A lifeboat is more than just a boat to the men and women that crew it. It is the heart of a community and an object that is much loved by many. It was sad today therefore when the Joy & Charles Beeby RNLI Berwick-upon-Tweed all weather lifeboat left the…

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Happy Birthday Duncan

26 February 2023
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Today we are celebrating a home grown story as the youngest person on our crew turns 18. Both his grandfather and his father are currently serving with St Abbs Lifeboat so it is pretty remarkable to have a third generation family member on the team, albeit only when he is…

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