Former Peterhead lifeboat thrown a lifeline

Convenor of the Peterhead Lifeboat Museum charity, John Wallace
Convenor of the Peterhead Lifeboat Museum charity, John Wallace

The Julia Park Barry, the former lifeboat stationed at Peterhead for 30 years and responsible for saving 496 souls, has been ‘thrown a lifeline’ according to Mr J. Wallace, Convenor of the Peterhead Lifeboat Museum (PLM) charity.

Discussions have been held with representatives of Score Group plc who are interested in incorporating the vessel within a project to develop a visitor attraction at the former Peterhead Prison.

Mr Wallace said that following several unsuccessful applications for grant funding to construct a purpose built facility for this incredible vessel, her future was not looking good.

If these discussions can be moved positively forward, the Julia Park Barry, the members of the PLM and the people of Peterhead will have secured and saved a nationally important piece of their history for generations to enjoy.