Lifeboat volunteers have won a grant of more than two hundred thousand pounds to buy a new boat and build a new lifeboat shed. The group at Port William in Dumfries and Galloway is receiving the money from the European Fisheries Fund.
The Port William Inshore Rescue Services have received a £240,000 grant to help upgrade their facilities.
Dumfries and Galloway European Fisheries awarded the money to the team to help the buy a new rescue boat.
Its hoped the money with also encourage younger people to join the team:
"We're hoping the new facilities will help encourage the younger, a younger set in and keep them there, I mean we are getting old, a few of us are getting a bit too old for doing this kind of work, it would be nice for the young people to step in and carry it on."
– GEORGE MCKENZIE, PORT WILLIAM INSHORE RESCUE SERVICE
More than £240,000 has been granted to Port William Inshore Rescue Service to upgrade its facilities.
The money, from the Dumfries and Galloway European Fisheries fund, will go towards buying a fully equipped rigid inflatable rescue boat and building a new lifeboat shed, which will comply with the Maritime Coatguard Agency's regulations.
More than two hundred thousand pounds is being given to lifeboat volunteers to buy a new boat and build a new lifeboat shed. The European Fisheries Fund is giving the money to the group at Port William in Dumfries and Galloway.