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Orange tractor is christened ‘The Donald’ by Findhorn visitor Jamie

Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation (MIRO) received 29 suggestions for a name for their new tractor that will be used around the boatyard and for launching their vessel.

MIRO crew have voted on the proposed names and have selected ‘The Donald’ proposed by Jamie Tinch. Jamie is a Fifer and has been a regular visitor to Findhorn since a young child.

Jamie said, “I’ve been visiting Findhorn since I was 6 months old. I learned to water-ski in the bay and worked for a time at both the Crown and Anchor and Kimberley Inn, where I became known as ‘the chief pint puller’! I also met my wife in Findhorn, which was quite a coincidence as we are both from Fife!

MIRO operations manager, Peter Mackenzie, said: “To thank Jamie for naming the tractor, he will be presented with a MIRO ‘goodie bag’ on his next visit to Findhorn. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to suggest names for our new tractor. Our weekly crew training is still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic so an official naming ceremony will have to wait until restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, however, our crew are ready to respond should MIRO be tasked to assist in an emergency situation.”

MIRO Chairman, John Low, said “We are very grateful to the Department for Transport who have allocated £15,592.45 from the 2019/2020 Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant Fund to support the purchase of this tractor. The new tractor will enable our crew to safely launch the MIRO rescue boat in the winter months when the dry dock and pontoon are off the water.“

The Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant Fund’s core purpose is to support the work of charities that operate lifeboats with capital spending to maintain and enhance the operational capacity of rescue boats and their crews.

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