Port William Rescue secure funding boost

Finlay Carson the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Candidate for Galloway and West Dumfries
Finlay Carson the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Candidate for Galloway and West Dumfries

Port William Inshore Rescue Service in Galloway is to received £12,690.60 support from the UK Government.

Finlay Carson, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Candidate for Galloway and West Dumfries welcomed the funding saying: “This award recognises the enormous effort of the volunteer team in Port William who make themselves available 24/7 sometimes in extreme weather conditions to save lives in our inshore waters.

“This group relies on charitable donations, grants and fundraising to provide their invaluable service.

“The Port William Inshore Rescue Service is very much part of the community and this money will help them buy essential equipment and undertake training.

“I am looking forward to visiting their new café, due to open this Easter, which will not only boost the service’s funds but bring more visitor to the village.”

Five projects across Scotland are to share in a £60,000 UK Government pot for inshore rescue equipment and training.

The awards are part of a series made today across the UK to support water rescue services.

The UK Government scheme gives voluntary groups crucial funding for new equipment and training to support their rescue efforts on inland and inshore waterways.

The money is for the purchase of lifeboats, launch vehicles, rafts and safety gear, as well as going towards training and other costs to support lifesaving efforts.