RNLI round up and upcoming events

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October proved a quiet month for the volunteer crew of Stornoway RNLI with just one shout at the beginning of the month.

The ‘Tom Sanderson’ RNLI lifeboat launched at 1550hours on Saturday, October 4th to the aid of a capsized dinghy in the Tarbert Linkspan area.

Two children and one adult were reported to be sitting on the hull of the upturned vessel.

Stornoway Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter was also tasked to the scene.

The Stornoway RNLI crew turned back shortly after launch however, as the stranded trio were recovered by a local boat. The ‘Tom Sanderson’ returned to berth at 1600hours.

Date for your diary

Stornoway Lifeboat Ladies Guild invite all to a special Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 6th.

The Fayre will be held in the Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway, from 2-4pm and includes, amongst much more, Christmas Carols, mince-pies and seasonal raffle prizes.

All are welcome to come, enjoy the Fayre and help raise funds for the local lifesavers.

RNLI Shop opens

The Stornoway RNLI Shop will be open from today (Thursday, November 13th).

Located at the Stornoway RNLI Station, its entrance on Cromwell Street, the shop will then be open every Thursday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

RNLI Christmas cards, presents and a great selection of stocking fillers are available to buy at the shop, as well as a whole host of other RNLI related items.

Pictured above are the volunteer crew of Stornoway RNLI, who joined the congregation and guests of St Columba’s (Old Parish) Church on Sunday November 9th to pay their respects at the Remembrance Day Service.