Saturday 17 September 2016 will be a day long remembered in St Abbs. It was the day that we officially named our new lifeboat the “Thomas Tunnock”.
After a lot or hard work and the support of so many the big day was finally here. The weather couldn’t have been better and thousands of you came to see the lifeboat named.
Boyd Tunnock officially named our lifeboat the “Thomas Tunnock”, in honour of his late brother and grandfather. As a small thank you to the Tunnock family we were honoured to present them with a commerative glass plate, kindly created for us by local artist Julia Linstead, with the inscription:
“St Abbs Lifeboat – ‘Thomas Tunnock’. Present to the Tunnock Family by a Grateful Community – 17th September 2017″
Scotland’s First minister also attended the launch and had these kind words to say:
Our new lifeboat the “Thomas Tunnock” will be officially named and launched on Saturday 17th September 2016 at St Abbs Harbour. We would like to invite you come along and help us celebrate. The event starts at midday and the launch ceremony is at 2:30pm.
To ensure that every penny you have donated is spent on providing a life-saving service, we approached several locally based companies to sponsor our Launch Day event. Our grateful thanks therefore go to the following :
On launch day access to the village will be restricted, with a one way system in place around the village. Additional car parking will be provided at Northfield farm, with a shuttle bus running between Coldingham, Northfield and St Abbs during the course of the day.
What a great day we all had yesterday, thank you very much to every who came out to support us… It was by far the busiest Lifeboat Gala Day we’ve ever had!
To get the day to run as smoothly as it did takes a lot of work and a small army of volunteers. So we also need to say a huge thank you to all those who worked so hard in the run-up, and manned all the stalls on the day… you did a great job.
At four o’clock everyone walked down to the harbour to see a demonstration of our new lifeboat.
We’d like to thank everyone who supported or came along to the annual St Abbs Gala Day. With your support we’ve managed to raise £5000.In previous years the Gala Day was held to raise funds for the RNLI but this year the money raise will go to the Save St Abbs Lifeboat campaign.
The annual St Abbs Gala Day takes places this Saturday (11th July 2015). In previous years the funds raised went to the RNLI however this year all the money raised will be going towards Saving St Abbs Lifeboat.
The Gala is held at the Ebba Centre, St Abbs and starts at 1:00pm running through to 4:00pm. There is a range of stalla and live entertainment. Entry is free, and everyone is welcome.
This fourth of July we’re holding a “Save St Abbs Lifeboat” campaign walk. And we need you and your friends to come along and join us.
The march starts at 4:00pm on Saturday 4th July 2015 from the Ebba Centre in St Abbs and we’ll be led down to the habour by local piper Michael Wilson. The distance is about 500 metres.
If you have a “Save St Abbs Lifeboat” T-shirt we’d appreciate if you could wear it during the walk. There will be t-shirts for sale at the Ebba Centre before the walk. But you’re more than welcome to join us if you don’t have a T-shirt.