St Abbs is the perfect example of a community pulling together, not just the locals of St Abbs but the community of people who love St Abbs, visit St Abbs and enjoy St Abbs. Whether you are a surfer, a diver or just a lover of the seaside many people from all over the world care deeply and believe as we do the importance of having a Lifeboat at St Abbs. To express this love many people do fundraising races, sponsored events and like to show their support to help spread the word. So whether you need race t-shirts for a charity run, perhaps a flag for your boat or any particular gift or garment we are here to help.
You can get in touch to request any bespoke item via our contact form and we will do our upmost to come up with a specific solution for your needs.
St Abbs Lifeboat first put to sea in 1911 and for the last 104 years we have supported and crewed the lifeboat, saving 230 lives.
Sadly this long tradition of saving lives at sea looked like it was going to come to an end when the RNLI announced that they would be closing our lifeboat station. We knew that this was a terrible decision, based on flawed information and a lot of organisations and people agreed with us:
The National Trust for Scotland;
- Scottish Sub Aqua Club;
- British Sub Aqua Club;
- and over 13500 people who signed our petition.
We campaigned for the RNLI to reverse its decision and keep the St Abbs Lifeboat Station open as part of the RNLI family. Sadly on the 8th September 2015 the RNLI withdrew their lifeboat.
But having saved four lives in the last year alone, we have decided to set up our own independent lifeboat station and begin fundraising for a new boat.
Please help us “Support St Abbs Lifeboat” and allow us to continue our proud tradition of saving lives at sea.