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Beware high tides at Cramond Island this weekend

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Anyone thinking of walking to Cramond Island is warned to be extra careful this weekendThe RNLI have advised that you should be aware of the high spring tides which may cut off your path...

Edinburgh Police and partners open day at Fettes today

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Police Scotland and partners will be holding their annual open day at former Lothian and Borders Headquarters in Fettes Avenue between 11am and 3pm today.There will be activities for all ages of the family...

Letter from Scotland

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The hills are alive with the sound of…….a general election.  I was about the last person in Scotland to know, because on Tuesday I was away hill-walking in the wilds of Loch Laggan.  We...

Write your will for ‘free’ during Free Wills Month

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are making it possible for you to write your new will for 'free' during Free Wills Month this October.This scheme allows you to instruct a participating firm of solicitors...

Two women rescued from River Forth

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Two missing stand-up paddle boarders were rescued from the River Forth near Portobello on Wednesday.RNLI lifeboats from Queensferry and Kinghorn, along with Fisherrow Coastguard Rescue Team and a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter from...

Letter from Scotland

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This weekend Scotland’s farmers are putting on their 175th Royal Highland Show in the fields around Edinburgh Airport known as Ingliston. It’s a reminder to us city folk that Scotland is still an agricultural...

Funds raised for RNLI

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A collection was taken at the funeral of the Late Irene Ross from Dalmeny in aid of the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station held in Dalmeny Parish Church and raised £150.00.Mrs Ross's great grandchildren Kiera(7), Connor(9)...

Sighthill Bowling Club ladies raise funds for RNLI

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At their annual fundraising event the Sighthill Bowling Club ladies section raised £640.00. for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station.Pictured handing over the cheque is the President Pat McDade to RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station Treasurer...

RNLI Queensferry rescues two from yacht in Forth

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RNLI Queensferry were called out on Tuesday evening just before 8:00pm to  a yacht with two persons on board, which was well aground near the entrance to Charleston Harbour.Due to the low tide the lifeboat...

Dundas Castle garden party raises funds for RNLI

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A Garden  Party held  at Dundas Castle courtesy of Sir Jack and Lady Stewart-Clark  attracted 140 people who enjoyed afternoon tea listening to music from Bill Marshall and his Delta 8 Jazz Band and...

Fundraising for RNLI Queensferry

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The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Crew of Helmsman Iain Leil, Michael Garfitt and Ross Denver had just returned from assisting a catamaran demasted off Dalgety Bay in stormy conditions, when they were called to the...

RNLI rescues Pregnant woman at Cramond Island

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At 4.20p.m. this afternoon, the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was launched from the Hawes Pier to go the aid of a heavily pregnant lady trapped on Cramond Island by the tide. The lady, Itayi Makota...

Fundraising for South Queensferry RNLI

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The Annuual RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station Fundraising Branch Wine and Cheese Evening in the Masonic Lodge in South Queensferry raised £940.00.The photo below shows Councillor Norman Work doing his bit for the fundraiser!

Fundraising for RNLI Queensferry

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The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station Fundraisers organised the Queensferry Scottish Country Dance Club's Annual dance in Queensferry High School recently. Thanks to the generosity of all the dancers they raised over £500 for the RNLI...

New RNLI station at Queensferry

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The impressive new RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station is nearing completion at the Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. The new station should be completed by the end of February and after acceptance by the RNLI the new...

Lifeboat called out this afternoon

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At 2.35pm today the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was called out to a report from the Coastguard that three people were trapped on Cramond Island by the fast incoming tide. The 60year old lady, her daughter...

Queensferry Lifeboat helps Edinburgh windsurfer

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At 2.40pm the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was launched after a lady passer-by reported to the Coastguard a windsurfer was in difficulties off Granton. In force 5 winds and heavy seas the windsurfer, Andy Brimloew from Edinburgh,...

Hoax call to coastguard endangers lives

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The Coastguard received a call this month from a mobile phone asking for assistance for four people trapped on Cramond Island, one of whom was said to have a broken leg. The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat...

Fundraising raises £620 for RNLI Queensferry

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BP Hound Point scaffolder Gary Johnston from Falkirk completed the Grangemouth 10K run in 47 minutes and raised £620.00 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station. He is pictured presenting the cheque to Queensferry Lifeboat...

Three plucked to safety from the Forth

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Three men, one with no buoyancy aids were plucked from the freezing waters of the Forth after a watersports trip went horribly wrong. The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was called out by the Coastguard at 1.41pm...

RNLI fundraising cycle

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A cycle ride from the RNLI Dunbar Lifeboat Station to the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station raised about £1900 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station.The ride was organised by Jo Simpson and Alastair Pryde in...

Queensferry RNLI man wins award

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South Queensferry man Jonathan Beamish has been presented with a  RNLI Certificate of Service Award. Beamish was a Queensferry crew member from 2000 to 2010, and during his service the Lifeboat rescued 30 lives from...

South Queensferry lifeboat news

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It's been a busy start to the year for RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat, the busiest in Scotland over the summer months, as the crew were called out twice in 24 hours this weekend.They first of...

What’s on This Week? – 18th October 2010

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Brrr.....it's autumn now. Leaves on the ground and a chill in the air.....A meeting of Lloyds Action Now (LAN) will be held on 18th October 2010 at Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square,...

Legal advice on Twitter!

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Solicitors will be on hand to give advice about writing a will in Scotland during the RNLI’s initiative to promote the importance of legacies.The RNLI is taking part in the Remember A...
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