Barra Lifeboat welcome RNLI CEO

Officials and crew at Barra Lifeboat Station
Officials and crew at Barra Lifeboat Station

Volunteer crew members, station officials and fundraisers welcomed RNLI Chief Executive, Paul Boissier to the Barra RNLI lifeboat station recently.

Mr Boisseir toured the station and learned of the various types of rescues that had been undertaken by the Barra Lifeboat.

Prior to joining the RNLI, Paul Boissier completed a prominent and successful career with the Royal Navy, serving as its Deputy Commander-in-Chief.  

He was eager to learn of how the volunteers were served by the RNLI’s Headquarters in Poole to ensure adequate support was being provided across all its operations.

He also spoke of the possible future plans for upgrading the station building in Castlebay.

Mr Boisseir outlined details of the charity’s new Respect the Water campaign and its imminent launch. The charity is releasing two hard-hitting campaign films, which will be shown in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from this weekend.