RNLI Arbroath Lifeboat Station

Arbroath Lifeboat Station

Established in 1803, Arbroath is one of the oldest lifeboat stations in Scotland and the last Scottish station with a slipway. The station is currently home to a Mersey class all-weather lifeboat and a D class inshore lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Arbroath Lifeboat Station

5.42pm 17 April 2021
4.33pm 30 March 2021
3.53pm 13 March 2021
1.45pm 13 February 2021
5.03am 31 January 2021
4.21pm 13 January 2021
4.21pm 13 January 2021
4.21pm 13 January 2021
4.21pm 13 January 2021
7.21pm 24 December 2020
1.01am 17 December 2020
12.54am 17 December 2020
12.54am 17 December 2020
3.07am 16 November 2020
3.07am 16 November 2020
1.20pm 9 November 2020
9.36am 8 November 2020
2.54pm 6 November 2020
1.56pm 27 October 2020
1.56pm 27 October 2020

Today's weather

8°C Cloudy
Min: 3°C Max: 8°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

Arbroath Lifeboat Station
DD11 1PD

Station phone number

01241 873235


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News and media from Arbroath Lifeboat Station

ILB returning to station at harbour entrance
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Arbroath lifeboats rescue teen from cliffs
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Craig Dickson of AGR Automation being presented with the certificate of appreciation from Alex Smith, Michael Marr and Sam Clow of Arbroath RNLI.
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Recognition from RNLI for Arbroath employer
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Sponsored walk boost for Arbroath RNLI
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Arbroath RNLI in mud rescue
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