Stonehaven's Maritime Rescue Institute to close down

Waves at Stonehaven Enormous waves battered towns such as Stonehaven in December

Stonehaven's Maritime Rescue Institute (MRI) is being forced to close its doors after failing to recover from storm damage, the charity has said.

The MRI - which provides search and rescue and emergency response services - said it was left without any boats in the water after its base at the harbour was deluged in last December's storm.

The charity said it had already been struggling with falling donations.

Its board decided there was no other option but to close down.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland

Weather

Lerwick

19 °C 12 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Dr Mahinder Watsa Dr Sex

    The wisecracking 90-year-old whose advice column is a cult hit


  • Payton McKinnonLeft behind

    Why do so many children die in hot cars?


  • USA fanSoccer punch

    Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game? BBC Sport


  • Cooling towers at the Temelin nuclear power station, Czech Republic, 2011Nuclear links

    The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Kyoto.Falling for Kyoto

    Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes an enchanting first stroll through the city

Programmes

  • (File photo) Usain BoltClick Watch

    Challenging the world's fastest man to a virtual race over 40m – can you keep up?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.