The exercise planned for Sunday 18 March had to be cancelled because the storm damaged the equipment used for recovering the lifeboat in strong winds.
The crew, who couldn't get to work, walked to deliver prescriptions to vulnerable patients cut off by snow drifts and in need of supplies from the Chemists over the last couple of days.
A spokesman from the East Neuk Pharmacy said,"We can’t thank the RNLI enough for helping us out with our prescription deliveries this morning, making sure everyone has the medicines for the weekend, you guys are great"
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Anstruther Lifeboat Station has assisted a local association in becoming the first group of its kind to win funding in the provision of integrated lifejackets for a fishing fleet
Anstruther coxswain Michael Bruce and RNLI Fishing Safety team member John Fulton have worked closely with the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (FMA) in Pittenweem to secure a grant totalling over 60% of the total costs from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund to provide local skippers with this advanced safety equipment.
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2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Otranto. This important but little-known battle is brought to life by John Smith, a WWI fisherman who crewed one of the 47 steam drifters engaged in the battle.
The book relating his memoirs is now published by his great niece and proceeds are donated to the RNLI.
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Below: David Corstorphine, a relative of the author, presents the cheque for some of the book's proceeds to the coxswain
Anstruther's New Inshore Lifeboat was officially named "Akira" at a ceremony on Saturday 3 June.
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