Barra island lifeboat station

Barra Island Lifeboat Station

For nearly 75 years, an all-weather lifeboat has launched from Castlebay on the Outer Hebrides island, often into ‘diabolical’ seas (see 1979). Today the station operates the largest class of lifeboat, a Severn class.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Barra Island Lifeboat Station

7.23pm 20 June 2018
5.10pm 2 May 2018
7.34pm 29 April 2018
2.43pm 20 April 2018
3.19pm 6 March 2018
9.02pm 3 March 2018
7.12am 23 February 2018
2.07am 29 January 2018
12.48pm 8 September 2017
11.23am 29 July 2017
9.48pm 14 July 2017
11.46am 5 July 2017
11.42am 5 July 2017
9.06am 30 June 2017
1.19pm 16 June 2017
3.10pm 20 May 2017
7.24pm 27 March 2017
7.21pm 27 March 2017
1.26am 12 March 2017
12.38pm 21 December 2016

Today's weather

13°C Cloudy
Min: 2°C
Max: 13°C
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Next tide

Mon 25 Jun
High: 4.57am 1.2m
Low: 11.21am 0.4m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Barra Island Lifeboat Station
Main Street
Castlebay
Isle of Barra
Outer Hebrides
HS9 5XD

Station phone number

01871 810307

Visiting times

11am–4pm Monday - Thursday

Visitor contact

Roderick MacLean

Visitor contact phone number

01871 810307

News and media from Barra Island Lifeboat Station

SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
Coxwain/Mechanic Callum Govus christens new lifeboat as Alan Reid names her from podium with the now traditional Quaic of Whisky
Article Events
SUN SHINES ON GIRVAN LIFEBOAT’S NAMING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY
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Bronze Medal presented to Islay coxswain for saving a sailor's life
RNLI chief executive Paul Boissier with Islay lifeboat crew and two crew from the Deep Energy pipelay vessel
Article RNLI People
Bronze Medal presented to Islay coxswain for saving a sailor's life
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Barra Lifeboat Station donation
Article Fundraising
Barra Lifeboat Station donation
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Courageous Islay lifeboat volunteers given RNLI awards after saving yachtsman
Article Heritage and history
Courageous Islay lifeboat volunteers given RNLI awards after saving yachtsman
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