Lifeboat open day set for Saturday

Lifeboat Open Day.
Lifeboat Open Day.

There are just days left until the return of Fraserburgh Lifeboat’s annual open day event.

The popular event, this year taking place at the Fraserburgh fish market due to construction works near the lifeboat station, is one of the North-east’s most popular summer season attractions.

“It’s going to be good to see everyone down there,” said the Fraserburgh coxswain, Victor Sutherland.

This year’s event, which takes place this Saturday, promises to be just as big and as fun as the previous open days, with entertainment being provided throughout the day by the best in local talent.

Among them, performances from 6.1.0 Dance Academy and the Royal British Legion Pipe Band, and demonstrations from members of the Satorishido Martial Arts Association, will take place.

A barbecue, an opportunity to meet the crew of the Fraserburgh Lifeboat, as well as fish stalls and games will also go some way in making the event fun for all the family.

“It’s always been well supported, and we’re looking forward to seeing friends of old and new.

“We’ll just hope to have a good day of weather and everyone enjoys themselves,” Victor said, thanking the Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners for once again allowing the event to take place at the harbour.

Around the town, local businesses will also take part in celebrating the impact the life-saving charity has had on the area, with shop windows being dressed up in sea themes from Thursday, June 5, to Saturday, June 14, as part of a friendly competition and leading into Super Saturday.

A spokesperson for Fraserburgh Forward Business Association told us: “We are pleased to support the RNLI open day, they’ve had a very wide impact on the community.

“Being a charity organisation, they’re very much deserving of our support.”

The Fraserburgh Lifeboat Open Day, on June 7, opens to the public at 11am, ending at 4pm.

A parade by the crew, accompanied by the RBL Pipe Band, leaves the Royal British Legion at 10:45am.