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6 December 2015

MP & MSP Attend Peterhead Lifeboat 150th Anniversary Ceremony

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson and Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford attended a ceremony held at Peterhead Harbour to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the lifeboat station.
At the ceremony, Trustee of the RNLI Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence presented Peterhead Lifeboat Station with a vellum to mark the anniversary.

Commenting afterwards, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“It was a pleasure and a privilege to be present at the ceremony to give thanks for the many lives saved by the Peterhead Lifeboats over the years, and to pay tribute to the crews both past and present.

“It is important that we as a community remember anniversaries such as these as it underscores the huge debt which we owe to the volunteer crews of the RNLI who put to sea in sometimes horrendous conditions to come to the aid of others, risking their own safety and, quite often, their lives in the process.”

Eilidh Whiteford MP added:

“During the fisheries debate in the House of Commons this week, I began my remarks by expressing my thanks to the men and women who crew our lifeboats in Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Macduff in my constituency. They are volunteers who risk their lives in all weathers to keep others safe.

“What we must all remember is that the RNLI is a charity and therefore is heavily reliant on donations of both time and money in order to carry out its invaluable service. RNLI staff and crew who protect seafarers and those using Scotland’s seas are to be commended for their courage, commitment and dedication and we owe them all a debt of gratitude.”
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