The RNLI fundraising teams are the often unsung lifeboat volunteers. Their tireless efforts are not always noticed by the public but they make a vital contribution to saving lives at sea.
In 1891, the RNLI became the first charity to organise a street collection, marking the beginning of a strong fundraising tradition and admiration that people have for the crews and lifeguards.
In December 2012, Scotland's first RNLI Lifeboat souvenir shop opened on Dunbar high street.
The move is a new venture for the charity that saves lives at sea and is aimed at boosting funds for the local station and the wider fleet - and follows extensive renovations by crew members and other volunteers. Ken Headley, Dunbar honorary souvenir secretary, said: "Unlike most other charity supporting shops we only sell new goods from the RNLI's extensive range of gifts and merchandise - much with a lifeboat or nautical theme. "This is the first time the institution has taken a lease on a high street shop in Scotland and we are committed to being here for a number of years."