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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.
Nearly three hundred people have taken part in a protest against the planned closure of the Lifeboat Station in St Abbs. The RNLI wants to shut the station at the end of this summer, after reviewing the use of its services over the last decade. But the village community say they won't give it up without a fight. Jenny Longden reports
Local people took to the streets of St Abbs to demonstrate against the closure of their lifeboat station.
14 crew members and other volunteers at the station are from the local area.
Those taking part in the protest said the station is the heart of the community.
The RNLI said: