RNLI honour for St Andrews supporter

RNLI St Andrews fundraising branch member Barbro Scott (centre), with branch secretary Alison Malcolm (left) and president Rosemary Cantlay.
RNLI St Andrews fundraising branch member Barbro Scott (centre), with branch secretary Alison Malcolm (left) and president Rosemary Cantlay.
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Royal National Lifeboat Institution supporters in St Andrews had something to celebrate at the annual fund raising soup lunch last week, for they heard that lifelong RNLI supporter Barbro Scott is to be made an Honorary Life Governor of the RNLI – the highest award the Institution can given. It recognises her service with the organisation since 1957 when she first became involved with the local branch, eventually serving as its president.

Mrs Scott (83) recounted how she was recruited at a cocktail party that year and her involvement grew and grew. “I had three secretaries serve while I was president,” she reminisced, “but lifeboats is like a big family - everyone is very kind.”

She is delighted by the award, believing it is the first time a St Andrean has been honoured in this way, commenting: “It has been an enormous pleasure to work for lifeboats,” adding, “there has been tremendous help from everybody over the years.”