Gala Queen All Set For Coronation

The Queen’s Court has been announced for this year’s Dunbar RNLI Lifeboat Day.


This year’s Lifeboat Queen will be Beth Mackay, 14, with attendants Mia Thomson, 11, and Anushka Demer, 12. Joining them will be herald Gavin Duffy, ten, and flower girl Mirren Ross, seven.

The children all have a connection to the town’s volunteer lifeboat crew or fishing community, or are members of civic groups. Beth is the daughter of Gordon Mackay, deputy second coxswain on the crew, while Mirren’s dad Alan is also on the crew. Mia’s uncle and grandfather were both fishermen and another relative David Kittrick is a long-standing member of the crew. Anushka’s father Quentin is the harbour master, while Gavin is a member of the Boys’ Brigade.

The children will take centre stage at the lifeboat fete on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The parade along the High Street begins from the Hillside Hotel at 1.15pm, before the crowing of the Queen takes place at 2pm.

Among the fun and games at the harbour will be a chance to see the volunteer lifeboat crew in action and an opportunity to step aboard our all-weather lifeboat. Entertainment will be provided by the Strictly for the Lifeboats dancers and live music. Vintage cars and Harley Davidson motorbikes will be on show, there will be numerous stalls to browse, a bar to stop by and for the children there’s a funfair, plus much more.

Photos: (L-R), Mirren Ross, Mia Thomson, Beth Mackay, Anushka Demer, Gavin Duffy.