The Raven Trust provides practical, direct support to needy communities in Malawi, East Africa.
On Saturday 2nd May, Rev David Randall, minister of Macduff Church, led the commissioning service for the new marine ambulance designed and built by Macduff Shipyards Ltd. As the day was cold and blustery, the first part of the service was held in the fish market next door to the shipyard, but as the crowd of around 350 moved outside for the launch, the sun came out and the wind dropped.
The marine ambulance was named by Lois Watt, daughter of John Watt of Macduff Shipyards, who broke the traditional bottle across the bows and named the boat “Good Hope”, the name chosen by the Synod of Livingstonia.
After the Good Hope had been lifted into Macduff harbour, there was an opportunity to try her out around the harbour.
To see pictures of commissioning service follow this link