RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

For nearly 140 years an all-weather lifeboat has operated from Portpatrick's picturesque harbour. The crews have been honoured with five awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal for a launch to one of the worst peacetime disasters involving a British merchant vessel.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

12.26pm 11 August 2018
1.54pm 6 August 2018
6.36pm 5 August 2018
5.55pm 14 July 2018
2.50pm 13 July 2018
1.52am 2 July 2018
9.40pm 30 May 2018
9.37pm 30 May 2018
6.10pm 29 May 2018
2.54pm 29 March 2018
9.06am 21 March 2018
4.24pm 15 January 2018
11.52am 3 January 2018
10.14am 14 October 2017
4.09pm 26 September 2017
3.31pm 18 September 2017
5.38am 14 August 2017
7.57pm 9 August 2017
11.58am 9 August 2017
12.03pm 7 August 2017

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 13°C
Max: 18°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station
Portpatrick
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
DG9 8AN

Station phone number

01776 810251

Accessibility

Parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 
9am–4:30pm

Station training nights

June-August
Fridays
6pm

December-February
Sundays
1.30pm

Please call the station to confirm times before visiting

Shop hours

April–October
Monday–Sunday
11pm–4.30pm

November
Saturday–Sunday
1pm–4pm

Shop phone number

01776 810855

News and media from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Stranraer lifeboat tows broken down fishing vessel back to Stranraer Harbour
Portpatrick lifeboat with the casualty vessel
Article Rescue
Stranraer lifeboat tows broken down fishing vessel back to Stranraer Harbour
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RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat week 2018
Portpatrick Lifeboat Week 2018
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RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat week 2018
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RNLI Portpatrick celebrate Lifeboat Week 2018
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RNLI Portpatrick celebrate Lifeboat Week 2018
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SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
Coxwain/Mechanic Callum Govus christens new lifeboat as Alan Reid names her from podium with the now traditional Quaic of Whisky
Article Events
SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
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