Kirkwall RNLI Lifeboat Station will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 27 May, between 11am and 3pm.
Stronsay’s First Lifeboat – The John Ryburn Part 3
“in 1911, a new concrete slip with a shed atop to house the lifeboat was built at a cost of £3050. All the gear needed for the John Ryburn and its crew was also stored in this shed”
Stronsay’s First Lifeboat – the John Ryburn Part 2
“Built at the Thames Ironworks near Greenwich in London, the John Ryburn was a Watson class lifeboat, 43ft (13m) long with a beam of 12½ft (4m), built at a cost of £2770 -9-5d, and was one of two lifeboats funded from a generous bequest from William McCann of Largs. “
Cliff Rescue Near Thurso
The work never stops for our emergency services as they go to the aid of a person who has fallen at cliffs near Thurso, Sunday 16th of September.