I would like to point out an interesting article which was published on the BBC website today. The article mentions that the RNLI received a very generous gift from a legacy of Â£1m and a substantial amount of that money is coming to Islay. A quote from the BBC:
A Scots widower who was once rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has left Â£1m to the charity. Hugh Brown, 78, originally from Pittenweem in Fife, passed away in February this year. He and his wife, Molly, 76, had lived most of the lives abroad but retired to Kinghorn in Fife in 1985. The RNLI has allocated most of the legacy to projects across Scotland, including maintenance and crew training for the Islay lifeboat. Mr Brown, a retired banker, left his entire estate to the charity. He and his wife, who was from Islay and died in 2006, were sailing enthusiasts and owned boats at homes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok, during their years abroad. Linda Aitken, legacy manager for the RNLI in Scotland, said: "We were stunned when we heard how much Mr and Mrs Brown had left the RNLI and we are truly grateful for such generosity."