A group of nine people including a three-year-old child were rescued after they were cut off by the tide at Cramond Island in the Forth.
The Queensferry RNLI crew were called out after the alarm was raised.
The lifeboat Jimmie Cairncross was launched at 3.20pm on Sunday and arrived at Cramond Island six minutes later. All nine people, who were uninjured, were landed safely at Cramond harbour.
The coastguard rescue team from Queensferry had also been called out and helped the casualties on to dry land. Also in attendance at Cramond harbour were several fire engines, ambulances and police.
An RNLI spokesman said: “If anyone finds themselves trapped on Cramond Island by the incoming tide, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Never attempt to wade or swim ashore.
“We advise to check the tide tables for safe crossing times before attempting to cross to Cramond Island.”