RNLI gold badge for Girvan’s Bill Tait

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Girvan lifeboat volunteer Bill Tait has been presented with an RNLI Gold Badge at the annual awards ceremony in Perth marking outstanding RNLI achievements in Scotland.

Bill has served as both treasurer and press officer for Girvan Lifeboat for the past 27 years.

Bill, who is 85 years young and the regular golf columnist for the Carrick Gazette, said: “I am extremely grateful for this award. It has been a real pleasure to have been involved with the lifeboat for all that time.”

Bill adds the gold medal to the silver medal he was awarded 12 years ago.