TWO Ayrshire emergency lifeboat stations will benefit from a community fund set up to support the RNLI.

The Troon and Girvan lifeboat stations are responsible for emergency rescue services off the area's coast.

The Co-op Local Community Fund raised £101,412.13 across 27 of their stores to support RNLI and lifeguarded beaches across Scotland.

The amount was raised by Co-op customers between November 2021 and October 2022.

The following lifeboat stations were supported:

  • Buckie RNLI
  • Barra Island RNLI
  • Campbeltown RNLI
  • Dunbar RNLI
  • Fraserburgh RNLI
  • Girvan RNLI
  • Invergordon RNLI
  • Islay RNLI
  • Kessock RNLI
  • Kinghorn RNLI
  • Kippford RNLI
  • Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI
  • Leverburgh RNLI
  • Loch Ness RNLI
  • Macduff RNLI
  • Mallaig RNLI
  • Montrose RNLI
  • Oban RNLI
  • Peterhead RNLI
  • Portree RNLI
  • Stromness RNLI
  • Stornoway RNLI
  • Tobermory RNLI
  • Troon RNLI

The following RNLI lifeguarded beaches were supported:

  • Burntisland RNLI Lifeguards
  • Coldingham RNLI Lifeguards
  • Leven RNLI Lifeguards

Paul McKeown, the RNLI's fund-raising and partnerships lead, said: "We’re extremely grateful for the incredibly generous donations made to support our RNLI lifeboat stations and lifeguarded beaches across the country over the last 12 months.

"We’re also thrilled to announce that 19 RNLI lifeboat stations in Scotland have been chosen by Co-op stores to be supported over the next 12 months until October 2023.

"We’d encourage all our supporters to make sure they select us in order for us to receive donations when they shop, which can be done using the Co-op app. Once again, thank you."