Taken at Kyle RNLI Maritime Day and RNLI Invergordon Open Day as a mark of respect to the patroness of the Lifesaver charity, Queen Elizabeth II


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Kyle’s lifeboat event is postponed as a sign of respect. Photo: Kyle RNLI

TWO Ross-shire lifeboats have ended public events scheduled for tomorrow as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The late monarch was a longtime patron of the RNLI and Ross-shire crews have previously paid tribute to her involvement and mourned her passing.

Kyle RNLI Maritime Day was scheduled to take place tomorrow.

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The event is traditionally the lifeboat team’s biggest fundraiser of the year with a focus on family activities and events.

However, the lifesaving station said today: “Given the sad news regarding our patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have decided, as a mark of respect, to cancel the Maritime Day event tomorrow. (Saturday September 10) at Kyle of Lochalsh.”

And RNLI Invergordon, which had scheduled an open day at Easter Ross Harbor Lifeboat Station tomorrow, has also canceled that event.

He posted: “Given the sad news regarding our Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have decided, as a mark of respect, to cancel the Open Day tomorrow at Invergordon Lifeboat Station.

“We will let you know as soon as possible how to postpone this event. Thank you for your understanding.”

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