Protest against St Abbs Lifeboat Station closure

Nearly 300 people took part in a protest against the closure of St Abbs Lifeboat Station. RNLI are to close it later this year, following a review.

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Date set for lifeboat station closure

The controversial closure plan has attracted widespread local criticism Credit: ITV Border

A Scottish Borders lifeboat station will close in September.

The RNLI today announced that the station in St Abbs, which has been in existence for more than a hundred years, will shut on the eighth of September despite a local campaign to keep it open. The RNLI says its station at Eyemouth, two miles away, can cover the area effectively with the addition of a new inshore lifeboat.

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