On Monday 27 July, the Talus tractor, the vehicle used to launch and recover the ALB, was replaced and taken away for its major service. The tractor was reversed up a ramp on to a low loader for the journey.
“Kingdom of Fife” began service at Anstruther in 1991 after the boat house had been modified prior to its arrival. 29 years later it is still treasured by the volunteer crew and the town. But we may have to wait another 2 years before the Shannon arrives, because, once again, this boat will need a new home. The current “shed” cannot accommodate the Shannon’s tractor with its revolutionary launch and recovery trailer.
A new boathouse slipway is to be built on the west side of the outer harbour.
A Planning application has been submitted to Fife Council. See the plans here.
The RNLI Relief Fleet Mersey Class lifeboat, 12-008, "The Lincolnshire Poacher", arrived at Anstruther to relieve the resident "Kingdom of Fife". The two boats exercised together in and around Anstruther harbour before The Kingdom of Fife departs to Eyemouth for engine refit..
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RNLI Anstruther's shop is the leading fund-raising retail outlet in Scotland. It is so popular with visitors it will remain open throughout the winter. It is hoped that it will enable the enthusiastic team of volunteers to exceed last year's record profits for the RNLI.
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The shop is decked out for the festive season.
Opening hours are 12 noon to 4 pm daily
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