More lifeboats were launched in Scottish waters over the summer months, new figures show.
There were 417 call-outs from 46 RNLI stations around Scotland between June 1 and August 31, up 4% on the same period last year.
The charity said it was a busy summer, with sunny weather on the west coast meaning a rise in activity - Troon being the busiest station with 25 call-outs, three more than last summer, and Queensferry being the busiest inshore station where volunteers launched 21 times over the three months.
Incidents at Troon included the rescue of a man and his dog who were in the water for about 30 hours on July 23. He abandoned his boat after it capsized the day before. The rescue involved police, ambulance and coastguard services and a rescue helicopter.
There were significant increases in call-outs from RNLI stations in Largs, Mallaig, Tobermory and Campbeltown which are all on the west coast, launches from Tobermory on Mull jumping from just two last summer to 15 this year.
In Kintyre, Campbeltown's total doubled from seven to 14, call-outs from RNLI Mallaig in Lochaber increased by six, from 11 to 17, and call-outs at RNLI Largs in Ayrshire rose from 13 to 18.
The charity's newest lifeboat station, at Leverburgh on Harris, had seven call-outs, although stations in the far north of Scotland, at Wick, Thurso, Orkney and Shetland, were all quieter than last year.
One of the more unusual challenges faced by RNLI volunteers was the mass stranding of a pod of pilot whales on a beach in Anstruther.
Paul Jennings, RNLI divisional inspector for Scotland, said: "Once again our volunteer lifeboat crews in Scotland have shown that they are committed and courageous individuals, on stand-by to save lives at sea come rain or shine.
"Behind the crews are a huge team of volunteers, the station management volunteers, shore helpers and fundraisers, to whom we owe our thanks for ensuring that the RNLI can keep on saving lives at sea."