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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers will be participating in the Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Day on Sunday 11th September.

This annual event gives the public the opportunity to see behind the scenes of the lifeboat station and meet the volunteers who run the station. The lifeboat station is one of a number of building in the Kirkcaldy area open to the public on this day.

Kinghorn Lifeboat Station is one of the busiest RNLI stations in Scotland, with over 70 callouts in 2010. As well as covering much of the south Fife coast, we also cover much of the Edinburgh and East Lothian shoreline.

The lifeboat will be launched in the morning for a training exercise, and will then be back on station by midday when members of the public can view the lifeboat. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat Tommy Niven is one of the newest boats in the RNLI fleet and has been on station at Kinghorn since October 2009.

The station will also be open so that people can see the crew room and operations room.

Our lifeboat shop will also be open with opportunities to buy souvenirs.

The lifeboat will be on call throughout the day so may be launched at any time.

Come along between 11am and 5pm and see how the station operates and find out more about the volunteers who run it.