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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.




Recent launches from this station

Date Time
09/08/2016 20:37
06/08/2016 13:20
27/07/2016 22:00
27/07/2016 19:50
09/07/2016 21:15
08/07/2016 17:04
08/07/2016 16:53
01/07/2016 21:22
27/06/2016 08:46
12/06/2016 16:37

Latest news from this station

  • Kessock Lifeboat diverted from Open Day demonstration to assist yacht

    Kessock Lifeboat diverted from Open Day demonstration to assist yacht


    During their highly successful open day on Saturday 27 August the volunteer crew of Kessock Lifeboat were in the middle of a mock rescue demonstration for the public when they were tasked to assist a yacht in difficulty in the Beauly Firth.

  • Person in water rescued by Kessock volunteers

    Person in water rescued by Kessock volunteers


    At 8.46 am on Monday 27 June Kessock lifeboat volunteers were paged to launch their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Robert and Isobel Mowat following reports of a person in the water near Chanonry Point.

  • RNLI Kessock receive £2,500 in memory of Black Isle fisherman

    RNLI Kessock receive £2,500 in memory of Black Isle fisherman


    Kessock lifeboat volunteers received a vital donation earlier this week when they accepted a cheque for £2,500 from local businessman Blair Smith after a fundraising car wash held in memory of missing Black Isle fisherman, Craig Reid.

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Station address:

Craigton Point
North Kessock

Station telephone:

01463 731372

Station opening times:

By appointment only

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


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.

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

All year round station established.

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

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. 

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.

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.