Stornoway lifeboat station

Stornoway Lifeboat Station

Stornoway Lifeboat Station on the Isle of Lewis was established in 1887. Since then, crews have been putting their lives on the line to rescue others, and have been presented with six RNLI medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Stornoway Lifeboat Station

11.57pm 2 November 2018
9.52am 29 October 2018
9.27pm 26 October 2018
6.22am 16 September 2018
9.17pm 5 September 2018
11.35am 26 August 2018
10.14am 17 August 2018
3.58pm 13 August 2018
7.19am 12 August 2018
1.00pm 8 August 2018
9.02pm 5 August 2018
7.48pm 25 July 2018
11.47am 18 July 2018
11.48pm 8 July 2018
11.07pm 3 July 2018
4.14pm 21 June 2018
4.13pm 21 June 2018
4.12pm 21 June 2018
4.08pm 21 June 2018
4.07pm 21 June 2018

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 10°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Stornoway Lifeboat Station
Cromwell Street Quay
Isle of Lewis

Station phone number

01851 703339



Visiting times

10am–4pm weekdays
12pm–4pm Saturday

Visitor contact

Murdo Campbell

Visitor contact phone number

01851 703339
07760 203657

Shop hours

Thursday, Friday and Saturday


Mid November–December
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Shop phone number

01851 704192

News and media from Stornoway Lifeboat Station

Stornoway Lifeboat standing by small cargo vessel
14/12/2017 Stornoway and Leverburgh lifeboats along with Rescue 948 based at Stornoway were tasked to a small cargo vessel that had suffered machinery failure and was dragging its anchors toward Gasker Island off the west coast of Harris. Weather conditions were NW 10-11 with heavy sleet showers.  Leverburgh lifeboat was released from the scene at 0530 after the anchor had gripped and the situation had stabilised. Stornoway Lifeboat stood by until the arrival of an ETV from Kirkwall at 0900 15/12/2017. Stornoway lifeboat was released at 1005 and was alongside and refuelled and ready for service at 1505, 21 hours after launching.
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