Lifeboat crew stand on ceremony for David and Seonaid

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Tobermory RNLI coxswain David McHaffie and his new wife, Seonaid, were treated to a lifeboat crew guard of honour on their wedding on Saturday.

On a beautiful, sunny spring day, the volunteer crew formed a guard of honour using ceremonial lifeboat oars outside Tobermory Parish Church as well as alongside the lifeboat.

David and Seonaid met at Tobermory High School when they were 11 years old  and have been romantically linked since they were 16.

David, who was appointed Tobermory’s full-time coxswain in June 2016, is one of the youngest coxswains in the RNLI and succeeded his brother, Andrew, who is now a senior fleet staff coxswain.

Andrew and Iain Malcolm, a volunteer navigator, both acted as David’s best men, with crew member, Alexander ‘Wee Jock’ Anderson playing the pipes and education officer Kirsty Blackhall playing her fiddle to lead Seonaid into the church.

Lifeboat operations manager Sam Jones carried out wedding photography duties on the day.

‘We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and it was a truly wonderful day,’ said Dr Jones.

‘All of us at the station wish David and Seonaid the very best for their future together.’