Muriel retires after 44 years’ service

The retiral presentation to Muirel Robb from the Ladies Lifeboat Guild took place in the Colliston Inn on Wednesday afternoon. Chairperson Barbara Cargill handed over the flowers to Muriel with Mo Morrison vice chairperson seated beside them and the ladies looking on.
The retiral presentation to Muirel Robb from the Ladies Lifeboat Guild took place in the Colliston Inn on Wednesday afternoon. Chairperson Barbara Cargill handed over the flowers to Muriel with Mo Morrison vice chairperson seated beside them and the ladies looking on.

THE ARBROATH Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild held a retiral party for a long-serving member this week.

At the Colliston Hotel on Wednesday the ladies held a retiral afternoon tea celebration for guild member Muriel Robb.

Muriel joined the Arbroath Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild in 1968 and rose quickly through the ranks, becoming secretary and treasurer the following year.

She held this dual role until 1982 whereupon she ascended to the presidency, and remained in this position until 1991.

Mrs Robb continued to work with the committee up to her retirement.

She has received numerous awards and visited London on three occasions to be recognised for her efforts.

She received the Silver Badge in 1980, and in 1992 King Constantine of Greece presented her with her Gold Badge.

In 2009 she added a Bar to her Gold Badge, which was presented by the Duke of Kent.

Mrs Robb first met the Duke during his 1999 visit to the lifeboat station, and has also met Princess Alexandria who opened the lifeboat shop in 1995.

President Barbara Cargill said: “Muriel has been, and she assures me she will continue to be, a loyal supporter of Arbroath Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild, Arbroath Lifeboat and the RNLI.

“She has worked tirelessly to raise funds, been a good friend to all, and will be very much missed.”