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Date is a guess. A lifeboat leaving Kirkwall Pier.

[Sailing uphill into a gale- I assume that you are artistically conveying having to lean into the wind here Sandy...- Steven ;-)]
Picture added on 02 February 2008
Aye Steven. I wondered who would have a go. Spoot must have missed it.
Added by Sandy on 04 February 2008
The Stonsay Lifeboat I would think?.
Anonymous comment added on 04 February 2008
See also picture #8235
Added by Sandy on 05 February 2008
Most likely the Barnett class "John Gellatly Hyndman" which had probably been in to "the Toon" with a "hospital case" from one of the North Isles which was the norm if anybody needed medical attention more urgently than the "Orcadia" or steam Earls could deliver until the advent of Loganair in 1967. Sadly the over-educated, totally impractical fools that ran the Scottish Ambulance Service made it impossible for Loganair to continue what was a well-proven fast local service a few years ago. Many North Isles folk must be glad to know that there is a SAR helicopter based at Sumburgh otherwise we'd be again depending on the Lifeboat!!
Added by Willie Mackay on 06 June 2011
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