Aith Lifeboat Station

Operating for over 80 years, Aith is the most northerly lifeboat station providing protection off Shetland’s sometimes wild Atlantic coast. The crews have been presented with 10 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Aith Lifeboat Station

11.11am 4 November 2020
1.47pm 25 October 2020
7.38pm 17 August 2020
7.38pm 17 August 2020
3.58pm 9 August 2020
3.52pm 9 August 2020
5.18am 4 June 2020
7.35pm 26 April 2020
5.12pm 19 April 2020
3.49am 21 March 2020
8.10am 17 August 2019
1.54am 4 August 2019
1.45am 4 August 2019
3.15pm 7 July 2019
9.49am 6 June 2019
6.14pm 2 June 2019
1.17pm 12 November 2018
3.02pm 11 November 2018
10.03am 17 September 2018
5.13pm 27 August 2018

Today's weather

6°C Rain
Min: -1°C Max: 6°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Aith Lifeboat Station
Aith
Bixter
Shetland
ZE2 9NB

Station telephone number

01595 810276

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking.

Visiting times

9am-5pm

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News and media from Aith Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Small Fire Leads to Aith Lifeboat Escort
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Article People
Online fundraiser in Aith helps the RNLI to weather the storm
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Article Fishing Safety
Aith RNLI urge boat users to 'Let The Coastguard Know'
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Article Sea safety
Aith RNLI attends a trawler in trouble
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?