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RNLI KINGHORN GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY IN 2015

28/09/2014

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station is looking forward to celebrating its golden anniversary in 2015 and recognising the role the community has played over the past 50 years.

The town’s lifeboat station opened in May 1965 and has been providing a volunteer run service ever since. The boats and equipment have changed beyond recognition and capability, but throughout the station’s history, local people have crewed the lifeboat and tractor to provide a life-saving service.

A working group has been formed this year to plan and organise a series of events throughout 2015 to mark this landmark year.

Working group chairman, Bill Tulloch, who has served the station throughout much of its history in various roles said, ‘we have had a busy year with meetings to plan our celebratory events for 2015. We have a programme including many of our annual events which will have a golden theme, as well as our Anniversary Shindig at The Bay on Saturday 2nd May 2015.

‘A special service will take place at the Church on Sunday 14th June to re-dedicate the lifeboat and station.

‘The first event will be our Annual Loony Dook on 1st January 2015, and we hope to see lots of golden swimwear and fancy dress on the beach!

‘We hope to involve as many of the community as possible in our events next year as the generous support of Kinghorn and the wider community has contributed to the success of the RNLI station over the past half-century.

‘We are also trying to gather old photographs of the lifeboat, tractors, crew and our various stations to utilise in a history of the Kinghorn station. We have setup a special email address (photos@kinghorn.org.uk) which photos can be sent to, but please check our terms and conditions first. Visit www.kinghorn.org.uk and details are on the front page.’

Further details of our events will be posted nearer the time on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.