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Tobermory Lifeboat Station

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Originally opened in 1938, but closed nine years later, and reopened again in 1990, Tobermory is a relatively young RNLI station, operating for nearly 25 years. Today's Severn class lifeboat carries out rescues to both leisure and commercial vessels.

 

 

 

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Station address:

Tobermory Lifeboat Station
Tobermory
Isle of Mull
PA75 6NU

Station telephone:

01688 302143

Station opening times:

9am–4pm weekdays or by appointment only at weekends

Accessibility:

Parking

Shop telephone:

01688 302695

Shop opening times:

January-October
Monday-Saturday
11am-4pm

November-Christmas
Tuesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11am-1pm

    

RNLI crew 

Specific 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.

  • Second Coxswain James Fairbairns with two young visitors at Tobermory Lifeboat Day

    Second Coxswain James Fairbairns with two young visitors at Lifeboat Day

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer at Tobermory RNLI

    Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Yacht aground on Isle of Eigg

    Yacht aground on Isle of Eigg

  • Yacht aground on Isle of Eigg

    Yacht aground on Isle of Eigg

  • The late Dr William ('Bill') Clegg, President of Tobermory RNLI, at the opening ceremony for the new station building in Tobermory in March 1994.

    The late Dr William ('Bill') Clegg, President of Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory RNLI crew members with missing man on Isle of Arran with Rescue 177

    Tobermory RNLI crew members with missing man on Isle of Arran

  • Teachers Ryan Lowe (also a member of the Tobermory RNLI Fundraising Branch) and Leanne Blair (also a member of the Tobermory RNLI lifeboat crew) at Mayday cake sale at Tobermory High School

    Teachers Ryan Lowe and Leanne Blair at Mayday cake sale at Tobermory High School

  • Station Coxswain Andrew McHaffie and Station Mechanic Jock Anderson with the winner of the welly decorating competition for Mayday at Tobermory Primary School

    Mayday at Tobermory Primary School

  • Former Liverpool class lifeboat launched in 1932 and based at Flamborough Head under tow in the Sound of Mull on 5 April 2015

    Former Liverpool class lifeboat under tow in the Sound of Mull

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat crew in 1938. Writer Alex Gray's grandfather, Coxswain Alexander Noble is second from the right.

    Tobermory RNLI lifeboat crew, 1938

  • Award winning writer, Alex Gray, with Tobermory RNLI Coxswain Andrew McHaffie

    Writer Alex Gray with Tobermory RNLI Coxswain Andrew McHaffie

  • Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

    Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

  • Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

    Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

  • Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

    Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

  • Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

    Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

  • Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

    Cargo ship aground from Tobermory lifeboat

  • Cargo ship

    Cargo ship

  • Sam Jones

    Sam Jones

  • Tobermory's Jane Griffiths with musician Fish

    Tobermory's Jane Griffiths with musician Fish

  • LPO Sam Jones

    LPO Sam Jones

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew and Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Second Coxswain James Fairbairns and young visitors at Lifeboat Day

    Tobermory Second Coxswain James Fairbairns and young visitors at Lifeboat Day

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/LPO at Tobermory RNLI

  • Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI

  • Iona from Paisley has a look around Tobermory RNLI lifeboat at the Lochaline Gala Day.

    Iona from Paisley on board Tobermory lifeboat at the Lochaline Gala Day

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat towing stricken fishing vessel off the Treshnish headland

    Tobermory RNLI lifeboat towing stricken fishing vessel

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

  • Richard Fairbairns, new Chairman of Tobermory RNLI

    Richard Fairbairns, new Tobermory RNLI Chairman

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Womble at Lifeboat Day

    Tobermory Womble at Lifeboat Day

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Fishing vessel aground on Ardnamurchan Point, 24 May 2014

    Fishing vessel aground on Ardnamurchan Point

  • Fishing vessel, 24 May 2014.

    Fishing vessel, 24 May 2014

  • Tobermory lifeboat crew on fishing vessel

    Tobermory lifeboat crew on fishing vessel

  • Fishing vessel under tow by Tobermory lifeboat 24 May 2014.

    Fishing vessel under tow by Tobermory lifeboat

  • Fishing vessel aground on Ardnamurchan Point

    Fishing vessel aground on Ardnamurchan Point

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Stricken cargo ship 30 miles off Tiree.

    Cargo ship 30 miles off Tiree

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie.

    Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory Chairman Douglas MacNeilage MBE speaks at his retirement dinner.

    Tobermory Chairman Douglas MacNeilage MBE

  • Current and former crew and guests at retirement dinner for Douglas MacNeillage MBE, Chairman of Tobermory RNLI

    Farewell Dinner for Tobermory RNLI Chairman

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

  • Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory Volunteer Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Coxswain Andrew McHaffie demonstrates the Neil Robertson stretcher designed to extract casualties from confined spaces.

    Tobermory Lifeboat Crew during a casualty care ex

  • Volunteer Crew Robin Harrowsmith in an orange basket stretcher during a casualty care exercise

    Crew Robin Harrowsmith in the orange basket stretcher

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Coxswain Andrew McHaffie with Jamie-lee and Taylor McKie

    Coxswain Andrew McHaffie with Jamie-lee and Taylor McKie

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Digger and lorry on ferry slipway in Tobermory

    Digger and lorry on ferry slipway in Tobermory

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

    Tobermory lifeboat alongside stricken cargo ship

  • New book on Scottish lifeboats

    New book on Scottish lifeboats

  • Author Nicholas Leach, centre.

    Author Nicholas Leach, centre

  • Images of Tobermory RNLI at Nigel Millard's exhibition in Birmingham

    Courage on Our Coasts Exhibition in Birmingham

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory Future Crew by Nigel Millard

    Tobermory Future Crew by Nigel Millard

  • Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI

  • Dr Sam Jones. Tobermory RNLI Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones Tobermory LPO

  • Tobermory lifeboat in 31 hour shout to cargo ship

    Tobermory lifeboat in 31 hour shout to cargo ship

  • Broughty Ferry lifeboat

    Broughty Ferry lifeboat

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/LIfeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/LIfeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Raft Race, Tobermory Lifeboat Day

    Raft Race, Tobermory Lifeboat Day

  • Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey and Canadian Pacific, a former Watson class lifeboat

    Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey and Canadian Pacific

  • RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease and Coxswain Robert McQueen

    RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease and Coxswain Robert McQueen

  • RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease presents Coxswain Robert McQueen with a letter of thanks for his role in an 11 hour, 90 mile rescue of a fishing boat off Coll.

    RNLI Chairman presents letter of thanks to Coxswain Robert McQueen

  • Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

    Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

  • Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen  with RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease

    Coxswains Andrew McHaffie and Robert McQueen

  • Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer, TobermoryI

  • Tobermory's first lifeboat, a Watson class, Sir Arthur Rose.

    Sir Arthur Rose, Tobermory's first lifeboat, a Watson class

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Yacht aground off Treshnish Isles

    Yacht aground off Treshnish Isles

  • Tobermory RNLI in dramatic yacht rescue off Muck

    Tobermory RNLI in dramatic yacht rescue off Muck

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Sam Jones, Volunteer Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

  • Tobermory RNLI's volunteer crew refuel the lifeboat after a 'shout'

    Tobermory's volunteer crew refuelling the lifeboat

  • Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer, Tobermory RNLI

    Dr Sam Jones, Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Tobermory RNLI volunteers at the opening of the new harbour facilities at Lochaline.

    Tobermory RNLI volunteers at the opening of the new harbour at Lochaline

  • Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie thanks author Alexander McCall Smith for his support.

    Tobermory Coxswain Andrew McHaffie and author Alexander McCall Smith

  • Tobermory RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

    Tobermory RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

  • Tobermory RNLI goes to aid of yacht of Ardnamurchan Point

    Tobermory RNLI goes to aid of yacht off Ardnamurchan Point

  • Sam Jones Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones Volunteer Crew/Lifeboat Press Officer

  • Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

    Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory Lifeboat

  • Actor Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

    Damian Lewis at the helm of the Tobermory lifeboat

  • Yacht aground north of Risga in Loch Sunart

    Yacht aground north of Risga

  • Sam Jones, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer

    Sam Jones, Tobermory Press Officer

  • Possible bullet hole on dinghy

    Possible bullet hole on dinghy

  • Dinghy recovered off Muck

    Dinghy recovered off Muck

  • Tobermory Lifeboat

    Tobermory Lifeboat

  • Object off Isle of Muck

    Object off Isle of Muck

  • Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

    Dr Sam Jones, Lifeboat Press Officer

 

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay

Lifeboat class: Severn class

Funded by: Bequest of Mrs E F Ramsay together with bequests of Miss J Towers and Mrs I P Soular

Read more about the Severn

1938 
The RNLI established a lifeboat station and the lifeboat was moored in the harbour.

1947
The station closed because it was difficult getting enough crew and the lifeboat was moved to Mallaig.

1990
The station re-opened in May and the Waveney class lifeboat was moored in the harbour.

1991
The Waveney class lifeboat was withdrawn and replaced by an Arun class lifeboat.

1992
A garage and store next to Mishnish Pier were converted to provide crew facilities, a workshop and souvenir sales outlet.

2000
A new alongside berth was completed.

2003
The new Severn class lifeboat, ON-1270 Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsey, was placed on service on 20 August.