The St Abbs boat had saved more than 240 lives since it was first launched in 1911.
So the town launched a nationwide appeal for the £300,000 cost of a replacement lifeboat – and netted a £250,000 donation from biscuit makers, Tunnocks. Crew member, Ian Wightman, said: “I wrote to them and many others for support.
“They sent a £10,000 cheque and when I called to thank them they offered to donate the full cost.
“Company boss Boyd Tunnock launched the lifeboat, named after his grandfather and late brother.”
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