Evening over the RNLI Lifeboat station at St Abbs, Scottish Borders. Home the Atlantic 75 boat "Dorothy and Katherine Barr II "
Despite local opposition and having already saved 4 lives in the year, the RNLI boat was withdrawn on 8th September 2015, urgent fundraising and a generous donation from Sir George Tunnock allowed the purchase of an independent lifeboat, she was named "Thomas Tunnock" and officially launched 17th September 2016.
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. (From the Lifeboat Web Site) www.stabbslifeboat.org.uk/support-stabbs-lifeboat