An officer and several members of the crew of HMS Montrose had a hectic round of visits last week.
On Bank Holiday Monday they dropped in to see the new Lifeboat Station and the attached shop.
There, they were made most welcome by the two ‘new naval recruits’ who were staffing the shop at the time.
The visitors revealed that their ship is scheduled to visit Montrose Port in 2014, by which time the new Shannon Class Lifeboat should be on station.
The shop is open at weekends, and from July it will be open daily for two months.