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Byline: Details of every lifeboat station in Scotland are contained within a new book about the RNLI’s lifesaving service
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The history of the lifeboat service in Scotland is one of outstanding bravery and tragedy: bravery, exemplified in the Gold medal-winning rescues by the Peterhead lifeboat in 1942 and Lerwick lifeboat in 1997; and tragedy, when lifeboat men gave their lives at Arbroath, Fraserburgh, Longhope and elsewhere to help others in distress.

Scotland’s lifeboat men and women have displayed courage, dedication to duty and a willingness to help seafarers since the early years of the nineteenth century.

This comprehensive new book entitled The Lifeboat Service in Scotland: Station by Station looks in detail at the work of the lifeboat stations in Scotland, past and present. The RNLI currently operates forty-seven stations in Scotland, and this volume contains details of every one, with information about their history, rescues and current lifeboats.

Author Nicholas Leach, editor of Ships’ Monthly,  has amassed a wealth of information about Scotland’s lifeboats and lifeboat stations, visiting every one to provide a complete and up-to-date record of life-saving in the seas off the rugged and beautiful, but often treacherous, Scottish coast.

The 192-page book contains 458 illustrations and is published by Amberley Publishing, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Costing £15.99 it is published this month.

Photograph: Nicholas Leach, centre, is pictured with Bill ‘Wing’Munro, Thurso coxswain, left, and Kevin Kirkpatrick, Longhope coxswain.

RNLI Media Contacts: Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903. Email Richard_Smith@rnli.org.uk

 

Byline: Details of every lifeboat station in Scotland are contained within a new book about the RNLI's lifesaving service
Page Content:

The history of the lifeboat service in Scotland is one of outstanding bravery and tragedy: bravery, exemplified in the Gold medal-winning rescues by the Peterhead lifeboat in 1942 and Lerwick lifeboat in 1997; and tragedy, when lifeboat men gave their lives at Arbroath, Fraserburgh, Longhope and elsewhere to help others in distress.

Scotland’s lifeboat men and women have displayed courage, dedication to duty and a willingness to help seafarers since the early years of the nineteenth century.

This comprehensive new book entitled The Lifeboat Service in Scotland: Station by Station looks in detail at the work of the lifeboat stations in Scotland, past and present. The RNLI currently operates forty-seven stations in Scotland, and this volume contains details of every one, with information about their history, rescues and current lifeboats.

Author Nicholas Leach, editor of Ships' Monthly,  has amassed a wealth of information about Scotland’s lifeboats and lifeboat stations, visiting every one to provide a complete and up-to-date record of life-saving in the seas off the rugged and beautiful, but often treacherous, Scottish coast.

The 192-page book contains 458 illustrations and is published by Amberley Publishing, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. Costing £15.99 it is published this month.

Photograph: Nicholas Leach, centre, is pictured with Bill 'Wing'Munro, Thurso coxswain, left, and Kevin Kirkpatrick, Longhope coxswain.

RNLI Media Contacts: Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903. Email Richard_Smith@rnli.org.uk