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Kessock Lifeboat Station

Kessock Lifeboat Station

Kessock is one of Scotland’s youngest lifeboat stations, operating an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat. For over 20 years the lifeboat crews have launched the lifeboats, not only to save lives at sea but also to save lives inland during flooding.

This station is classed as a Discover station. ​Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months. 

 

Recent launches from this station

Date Time
14/02/2015 22:06
08/02/2015 11:04
09/12/2014 12:58
09/12/2014 12:53
09/12/2014 12:52
09/12/2014 12:51
09/12/2014 12:23
22/10/2014 17:13
16/09/2014 00:11
02/09/2014 16:05

Latest news from this station

  • Distress call sparks extensive search for two RNLI crews

    Distress call sparks extensive search for two RNLI crews

    09-02-2015

    On Sunday morning (8 February) HM Coastguard in Aberdeen received a marine distress call from a VHF radio, leading to an extensive search of The Beauly Firth and Loch Ness by two Highland RNLI lifeboat crews.

  • RNLI Kessock volunteer awarded 20 year Long Service Badge

    RNLI Kessock volunteer awarded 20 year Long Service Badge

    24-09-2014

    Alan McDiarmid who has volunteered for the RNLI at Kessock since its conception has been awarded a 20 year Long Service Badge in recognition of his dedication to the charity that saves lives at sea.

  • RNLI Kessock Open Day

    RNLI Kessock Open Day

    09-09-2014

    For the very first time the public will be able to climb aboard and see for themselves the brand new Atlantic 85 B Class lifeboat recently stationed at RNLI Kessock at the forthcoming open day on Saturday 27 September.

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Station location

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Next event

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Forecasts for Kessock Lifeboat Station

  • Wednesday
  • (White) Medium-level cloud
  • Minimum:
    7°C
  • Maximum:
    12°C
  • Thursday
  • Sunny intervals
  • Minimum:
    2°C
  • Maximum:
    10°C
  • Friday
  • Sunny intervals
  • Minimum:
    6°C
  • Maximum:
    12°C
  • Saturday
  • (White) Medium-level cloud
  • Minimum:
    6°C
  • Maximum:
    13°C
  • Sunday
  • Sunny intervals
  • Minimum:
    6°C
  • Maximum:
    11°C

This is the tide forecast for Brora Beach.

Saturday 28/3

Tide chart Tide scale
High 06:19 3.2m
Low 12:22 1.6m
High 19:08 3.2m
  • First Light: 05:10
  • Sunrise: 05:49
  • Sunset: 18:46
  • Last Light: 19:26

Sunday 29/3

Tide chart Tide scale
Low 02:00 1.9m
High 08:37 3.2m
Low 14:48 1.6m
High 21:23 3.2m
  • First Light: 06:07
  • Sunrise: 06:46
  • Sunset: 19:48
  • Last Light: 20:28

Monday 30/3

Tide chart Tide scale
Low 03:22 1.8m
High 09:46 3.3m
Low 15:58 1.4m
High 22:24 3.3m
  • First Light: 06:04
  • Sunrise: 06:44
  • Sunset: 19:50
  • Last Light: 20:30

This is the surf forecast for Brora Beach.

    Swell Rating Prob Height Period Dir
Sat 28/3 6am 100 2.5ft 4secs 317.45
Noon 100 1.7ft 6secs 282.08
6pm 100 0.7ft 7secs 280.08
Sun 29/3 6am 95 0.5ft 7secs 165.28
Noon 90 0.6ft 6secs 173.57
6pm 60 0.3ft 7secs 276.03
Mon 30/3 6am 95 2.5ft 4secs 110.63
Noon 95 3ft 4secs 106.49
6pm 44 0.6ft 7secs 172.02
  • Wednesday
  • 00:00
  • 18
  • 06:00
  • 15
  • 12:00
  • 14
  • 18:00
  • 13
  • Thursday
  • 00:00
  • 11
  • 06:00
  • 16
  • 12:00
  • 21
  • 18:00
  • 12
  • Friday
  • 00:00
  • 5
  • 06:00
  • 5
  • 12:00
  • 8
  • 18:00
  • 7
  • Saturday
  • 00:00
  • 6
  • 06:00
  • 5
  • 12:00
  • 4
  • 18:00
  • 6
  • Sunday
  • 00:00
  • 4
  • 06:00
  • 4
  • 12:00
  • 7
  • 18:00
  • 9

Station address:

Craigton Point
North Kessock
Inverness
IV1 3YQ

Station telephone:

01463 731372

Station opening times:

By appointment only

Don't Miss: Crew Training 6pm–9pm Monday

Accessibility:

Parking, Disabled Access

Visitor contact:

Gary Friedman

Visitor contact telephone:

01463 772812

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

 

 


Image of lifeboat



Lifeboat name:
Moray Dolphin

Lifeboat class: B class

Read more about the B class

 

The Committee of Management agreed in July 1992 that an Inshore lifeboat station was to be placed in the Kessock Bridge area of Inverness, at North Kessock.  North Kessock is situated on the north side of the firth opposite Inverness, the largest town in Scotland north of Aberdeen.  The nearest RNLI lifeboat station, Invergordon, is approximately 20 miles away.

1993
A D class lifeboat was sent to North Kessock on 5 June for one season’s evaluation.

1994
All year round station established.

1995
New D class lifeboat D459 placed on service on 10 May.

1999
A decision was made by the Executive Committee at a meeting held on 7 April 1999 that North Kessock Lifeboat Station would change its name to Kessock Lifeboat Station when the planned changeover to an Atlantic 75 ILB takes place and on completion of the new boathouse. 

2001
New lifeboat house completed in September to accommodate a new Atlantic class station lifeboat at a cost of £481,500.  An Atlantic 75 lifeboat B709 Lucy Beryl was placed on service as temporary station lifeboat on 18 October 2001.

2002
The new lifeboat station was officially opened and a naming ceremony was held for the new Atlantic 75 lifeboat Moray Dolphin on Friday 7 June.