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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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Barra Island Lifeboat Station

5.54pm 14 June 2024
9.09am 6 June 2024
6.44am 20 May 2024
3.21am 9 March 2024
11.41am 8 November 2023
2.07pm 27 September 2023
8.26am 24 September 2023
7.47am 7 September 2023
10.30pm 10 August 2023
2.51pm 9 August 2023
8.00pm 12 June 2023
3.16pm 9 June 2023
7.54am 6 May 2023
7.27am 6 May 2023
4.42pm 23 April 2023
3.42pm 10 September 2022
5.41pm 2 September 2022
12.46pm 1 September 2022
10.52am 29 August 2022
10.26am 25 July 2022

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 11°C
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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

Barra Island RNLI launched to the aid of an injured rock climber
Article Rescue
Barra Island RNLI rescues injured rock climber on Mingulay Island
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Barra Island RNLI
Article People
Barra Island RNLI rescues Pabbay Island injured rock climber
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Article Fundraising
RNLI calls on new volunteers to join its fundraising crew in Barra
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Tobermory RNLI Second Mechanic Creon Carmichael with 30 year long service medal
Article People
Tobermory RNLI second mechanic receives 30 year long service medal
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