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Have a Brew With The Crew at Kinghorn Lifeboat Station

Have you ever thought about volunteering at your local lifeboat station? Why not join us for a brew with the crew on Sunday 1st May?

The crew would like to invite any Kinghorn residents who want to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join them for a coffee and a chat from 10am.

There are positions for both tractor drivers and lifeboat crew, and you do not need any existing knowledge or experience. The RNLI will provide all necessary training for each role; tractor drivers will require a full UK driving licence.

Operations Manager, Alan McIlravie, said, ‘Kinghorn is one of the busiest stations in Scotland, covering much of the Fife and Edinburgh coastline, and we are looking for more volunteers to join the team.

‘No experience is needed as there is a comprehensive training programme offered – less than 10% of RNLI volunteers have a professional maritime background - and this often stands you in good stead for employment and other parts of your life.

‘You need to be physically fit, you should be between 17 and 65, and enjoy a challenge!

‘Our brew with the crew event will provide an opportunity to speak to members of the crew in an informal situation, and find out exactly what’s involved. There is absolutely no commitment to join, so you have nothing to lose!

‘The RNLI has around 4,600 volunteer crewmembers, shore crew and management, and in 2013 we saved 325 lives around the coast of the UK and Ireland.’

If you would like further information, or cannot make it on 1st May, please visit or email