Widow's £1.5m legacy leads to lifeboat first for Scotland

A TOWN will be the first in Scotland to get a new type of lifeboat after the RNLI was left £1.5 million in a will.

Home town honour for seafaring hero Gary

He's a staple of the RNLI but never thought he'd be a landmark on the A to Z.

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Island tide rescue drama

A COUPLE were rescued from Cramond island after being marooned by the tide.

Queensferry RNLI's busiest

QUEENSFERRY lifeboat station was the busiest in Scotland last year, launching 74 times and rescuing 138 people.

Volunteer lifeboat crews saved over 900 last year

SCOTLAND'S volunteer lifeboat crews rescued more than 900 people last year, it has been was revealed yesterday.

Strandings on Cramond Island test rescue crew

RISING numbers of people stranded on Cramond Island helped make South Queensferry the busiest single lifeboat in Scotland.

50 years on, tragic heroes of lifeboat are honoured

THE heroic men who lost their lives in the Broughty Ferry lifeboat disaster were yesterday honoured at an emotional ceremony to the mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

Heroes of a doomed lifeboat remembered

THE crew of Broughty Ferry lifeboat will sail quietly out of the town's harbour tomorrow night for an act of remembrance in honour of the eight local heroes who lost their lives 50 years ago in the Mona disaster.

Rescue crews say lives at risk by race to beat Cramond tide

DAYTRIPPERS are risking their lives trying to race against the incoming tide at Cramond Island, lifeboat crews warned today, following a dramatic rise in call-outs to the beauty spot. Crews from South Queensferry have had to rescue 80 people so far this year – more than they normally do in 12 months.

Cramond tide times warning

COASTGUARDS have urged the public to check tide times before visiting Cramond Island after a group of day-trippers had to be rescued when they became stranded.

Mum gives birth on Coastguard lifeboat

A MOTHER gave birth on board a lifeboat today as she was rushed from her island home to the mainland.

Lifeboat crew's courage honoured

MEMBERS of a lifeboat crew who rescued a Swedish couple after their yacht got into difficulties in extreme weather conditions are to be honoured. .

Forth lifeboat crew top rescue league after hectic year at sea

THE RNLI crew at South Queensferry have been named the busiest inshore lifeboat team in Scotland.

Pier pressure forces RNLI to launch lifeboat station bid

A NEW Forth lifeboat station is set to get the green light, ahead of the arrival of a new, bigger and faster £135,000 boat.

Honouring 200 years of saving lives at sea

THE storm was the worst Noel Wight had ever seen – hurricane force winds howling at more than 100mph and towering 35ft waves.

Forth Lifeboat in storm of calls

LIFEBOAT crews manning the Forth have experienced their busiest month ever as they have been called to deal with everything from a whale in difficulties to stranded daytrippers.

Lifeboat picks up two penguins

BY ANY measure, it was one of the most bizarre "rescue" missions carried out by Scotland's emergency services.

I fell in: Cramond rescue man denies drunk swim attempt

A MAN who almost drowned in the Forth after a picnic on Cramond Island today insisted he had not been making a drunken attempt to swim to shore.

Ship comes in for Forth's lifeboat crews

A BIGGER lifeboat station is set to be built to help crews cope with increasing numbers of rescues in the Forth.

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