Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation (MIRO):
Our Story

Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation (MIRO) was formed in 2005 following the tragic loss of life of a local sailor. 

As the nearest RNLI base is a considerable distance away, the idea developed to have a lifeboat based at Findhorn in Moray, North Scotland. The only way that was likely to happen was by forming an independent lifeboat service.

With the support of a wide range of businesses, individuals and charitable organisations, funding was raised and MIRO’s first boat, The Glyn Whitehead, was purchased and launched in August 2005. 

On 3 November 2019 MIRO launched their latest boat, The Glyn Whitehead III, which has helped to significantly improve our response time.

MIRO works alongside the RNLI and the Search and Rescue helicopter based at Inverness, and the team is available for call-out 24 hours a day,  365 days a year.

MIRO remain a vital service to the local area, ensuring a quick and effective response to any local incidents all year round. 

MIRO operates under the authority of the MCA, working with local coordinating authority Aberdeen Coastguard.