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Our role is to provide search-and-rescue services covering upper North East Solway, Inland rivers and lochs. Our unpaid crew are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.






Nith Inshore Rescue

Nith Inshore Rescue is an independent lifeboat serving the Dumfries area. We are based in Glencaple, 5 miles south of Dumfries in south-west Scotland, on the estuary of the River Nith close to where it joins the Solway Firth.

We are a Registered Charity (number SC022223), one of many independent lifeboats around the coast of Britain who are not part of the RNLI.

All lifeboats, whether RNLI or independent, come under the control of the Coastguard and we all carry out the same front-line search and rescue duties.