Party in the Port with PIRSAC

PIRSAC Boat heading out to see.Image Credit DGWGO

Preparations in Port William are well under way for the PIRSAC 40th anniversary celebrations in June.  Dozens of events and activities are lined up to entertain locals and visitors from 21st – 23rd June.  An impressive array of attractions has been designed to cater for all ages and interests.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Independent Inshore Rescue Service in 1979, the celebrations will begin on Friday 21st May, when Depute Lieutenant, Mrs Rosalind Evans, will unveil a commemorative stone.

On Saturday 22nd June the fun really begins!  This is a perfect Port Staycation opportunity.  Most events are free and include both inshore and offshore adventures.  From fun runs, iron man challenges, children’s craft events and pet show on dry land to boat trips, aquatic obstacle course, kayaking and water inflatables in the sea.  And who remembers the Greasy Pole?

For the less energetic, there are craft fayres, emergency and vintage vehicle exhibitions and lifeboat displays to enjoy and appreciate.  There are licensed bars to relax in during your PIRSAC experience where you can catch up with old and new friends.

The Party in the Port with a live band will take place on the Saturday night in the Harbour Green Marquee.  Tickets are only £10 and available from The View but are selling fast.

On Sunday 23rd June there is the car boot sale, a Family Fun Night with prize bingo, quizzes and raffles.

PIRSAC hopes you are exhausted just reading about all these fantastic events crammed into one weekend that is destined to be a magnificent acknowledgement to all the past and present crew members and volunteers.

Anyone wishing to sponsor an event or donate a raffle or tombola prize should contact Helen at