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RNLI to raise funds for new vessel

Kirkwall Lifeboat, Margaret Foster.

Kirkwall RNLI is aiming to raise £50,000 from community donations, to assist with the purchase of a new lifesaving vessel due to arrive next year.

The new lifeboat will be a refitted and refurbished Severn, which is expected to be serviceable for the next 25 years — thanks to the Severn Life Extension Programme (SLEP), replacing the existing Margaret Foster as it sails into the sunset in 2022.

Read more in The Orcadian.