Lifeboats contribute to rescue record

Peterhead Lifeboat was called out 11 times in 2013 - rescuing six people
Peterhead Lifeboat was called out 11 times in 2013 - rescuing six people

The Peterhead Lifeboat crew have continued their great work to be part of a new record of people rescued by RNLI across Scotland.

The news comes after figures released on Wednesday, January 28, showed that 1,715 people were rescued throughout Scotland in 2014.

This shows a sharp rise from 2013 where 1,008 people were rescued and a massive increase from the 2011 figure of 847 people.

The figures took into account the rescues made by Fraserburgh and Peterhead on July 9 last year where nine lives were saved in total.

Peterhead RNLI had 15 shouts in 2014, seven of which were in darkness, and rescued a total of 14 people.