Highlands & Islands

First shout for Leverburgh RNLI's new lifeboat

Leverburgh's new lifeboat Image copyright Nicholas Leach
Image caption Leverburgh's new lifeboat arrived in Harris earlier in May

Leverburgh RNLI has used its new £2.2m lifeboat on a shout for the first time since its arrival at the station at the start of this month.

The station on Harris had been using a Mersey class boat.

Its new boat, called RNLB Stella and Humfrey Berkeley 13-25, is a Shannon class, the RNLI's most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat.

Monday's shout involved helping a woman who had injured her back on a yacht north of Lochmaddy, North Uist.

More on this story