Celebrating 150 years of Kirkcudbright Lifeboat

Kirkcudbright lifeboat on exercise with helmsman Martin Valentine.
Kirkcudbright lifeboat on exercise with helmsman Martin Valentine.

THIS weekend sees a celebration of 150 years of Kirkcudbright Lifeboat with a programme of events for everyone.

On Saturday, you can see the Lifeboat ‘Sheila Stenhouse’ and meet the crew and safety officers at Kirkcudbright Harbour between 10.30am and 3.30pm with a demonstration from HM Coastguard at 11am. Refreshments and music provided.

On Sunday, you can see the boat again between 11am and 4pm but this time at the boathouse, past Mutehill, as well as a special launching and rescue demonstration including the Royal Navy Sea King search and rescue helicopter between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

There will also be light refreshments, childrens’ games, and an exhibition in the boathouse.

An exhibition at Kirkcudbright Museum runs from early summer to October.

The boathouse is three miles from the town. Take the A711 towards Dundrennan, turn right at Mutehill after ¾ mile park and follow ½ mile woodland walk. Limited parking.

Transport will run from the Harbour Square throughout the open day.