ISLE of Barra lifeboat station has received a donation of £ 8,750 from the friends and family and local community of Martin Johnstone, who died alongside two crew mates when the fishing vessel MV Louisa sank off Mingulay on April 9.
Mr Johnstone’s family raised the funds by holding a marathon line dancing fundraiser in the Royal British Legion in Thurso. Barra Lifeboat was actively involved in the search for the crew of the MV Louisa.
Barra Lifeboat operations manager Roderick MacLean said: ‘ We are very appreciative of this magnificent sum raised in memory of Martin Johnstone and his crew mates Paul Alliston and Chris Morrison. The family have asked that the money be used towards our new building which we hope will be started next year.’