All aboard for Lifeboat event

Crowds gather to see onboard the Willie and May Gall
Crowds gather to see onboard the Willie and May Gall

Once again, there will be lots to see and do at Fraserburgh Lifeboat’s annual Open Day and BBQ on Saturday June 4.

With the Royal British Legion Pipe Band Parade setting off at approximately 10.45am, festivities kick-off at the lifeboat station at 11am with the launch of the lifeboat rockets.

RBL Pipe Band parade through the town to join the crew at the Lifeboat Station for the Open Day

RBL Pipe Band parade through the town to join the crew at the Lifeboat Station for the Open Day

There will be displays featuring dancers from Karen Gibson Dance Studio, Stephen Summers 6.10 dance Academy and Highland dancer Emma Stephen.

Music will be provided by the RNLI Pipe Band, Invercairn flute band and a disco with Brian Topping from Kinnaird Radio. Inferno Fire Troup will also be there to wow the crowds with their fire display.

With charity stalls, including bottle stalls, fish stalls and cake and candy stalls along with a bouncy castle, face painting and throw a sponge at a crew member there is something to keep everyone entertained.

For those with a competitive streak there are competitions for the fastest pool player and highest score in darts in addition to local and national raffles.

The Willie and May Gall will be open for tours and there is the opportunity to experience what it is like on the life raft. For one lucky programme winner there is also the chance to win a trip on the lifeboat.

Coxswain, Victor Sutherland told the Herald: “Last year we had a fantastic day, the weather was great and we sold out really fast. The crew and I are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year, hopefully the weather will be as good.

“I would like to thank everyone who has donated raffles and helped us in anyway possible, your support is greatly appreciated.”