RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Islay Lifeboat station

Islay Lifeboat Station

Islay Lifeboat Station’s Severn class is operated from a new station located on the main pier, which was completed in 2013. The crew have been awarded four medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Islay Lifeboat Station

1.29pm 24 July 2021
8.34am 19 July 2021
3.45pm 12 July 2021
2.50pm 3 July 2021
6.57am 29 June 2021
2.05pm 21 June 2021
10.34am 1 June 2021
10.29am 1 June 2021
12.37pm 25 May 2021
4.28am 16 May 2021
5.49pm 23 September 2020
10.37am 29 August 2020
5.42pm 27 August 2020
6.06pm 6 August 2020
6.00pm 6 August 2020
9.49am 3 August 2020
2.30am 28 July 2020
9.35am 26 January 2020
6.51pm 24 January 2020
5.20pm 11 December 2019

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 13°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Islay Lifeboat Station
Port Askaig
Isle of Islay
PA46 7RB

Station phone number

01496 840608


Disabled parking

Shop phone number

01496 840640

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News and media from Islay Lifeboat Station

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