Since the first lifeboat was placed at Buckie 150 years ago, things have moved on more than anybody could have possibly imagined. The lifeboat service began with the willing volunteers who ran to the quayside to man the oars of the open undecked lifeboat in response to the maroons. This has progressed to the highly trained team of men and women who now crew our modern, highly sophisticated lifeboat.
One thing remains the same however despite the 150 years which have passed. Anyone finding themselves at the mercy of the sea, whatever the weather or circumstance, can be assured that the crew of the Buckie Lifeboat still have the same desire to render assistance. During these 150 years, Buckie lifeboat crews have been awarded 2 Framed Letters of Thanks Inscribed on Vellum, 1 Bronze Medal and 2 Silver Medals for their bravery.