Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Officially established in 1972, Kirkwall is a relatively recent addition to Scotland’s coastal rescue services. The crews have been awarded three medals for gallantry during their lifesaving history.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

11.12am 10 July 2018
11.12am 10 July 2018
11.11am 10 July 2018
1.20pm 6 July 2018
12.36am 17 June 2018
6.17pm 2 June 2018
6.06pm 11 May 2018
11.36am 1 May 2018
11.20am 22 April 2018
7.40pm 20 April 2018
1.54am 14 April 2018
12.46pm 2 April 2018
10.29am 23 February 2018
7.13pm 21 February 2018
2.08pm 15 December 2017
10.13pm 6 December 2017
3.27am 6 December 2017
9.40am 4 December 2017
11.00am 5 November 2017
4.42pm 22 October 2017

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 13°C
Max: 16°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Kirkwall Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat House
West Pier
Kirkwall
KW15 1LE

Station phone number

01856 875201

Visiting times

To arrange a visit please contact the station.

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News and media from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht disabled in strong tides.
Article Rescue
RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht disabled in strong tides.
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RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht with two crew aground in Wide Firth.
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht with two crew aground in Wide Firth.
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CLAN Cancer Support charity have flying visit to Kirkwall Lifeboat station
Children from the CLAN cancer support charity visit Kirkwall lifeboat station
Article People
CLAN Cancer Support charity have flying visit to Kirkwall Lifeboat station
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Kirkwall volunteer crew receives £3,000 from the town's grammar school
Kirkwall grammar school pupils with some of the RNLI Kirkwall volunteers
Article Fundraising
Kirkwall volunteer crew receives £3,000 from the town's grammar school
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