Station history

1965

Inshore lifeboat station established in June with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.

1982

A Marley pre-cast boathouse constructed, replacing the Hardun boathouse.

1985

A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by a C class lifeboat on 10 June.

1987

An extension to the boathouse was built enabling the launching trolley to be housed with the lifeboat.

1995

An Atlantic 21 class lifeboat placed on temporary station duty on 29 June and C class withdrawn from operational duties.

New boathouse and launching ramp constructed. The two-storey boathouse includes housing for the lifeboat and tractor coupled in-line, a souvenir sales outlet, workshop, and improved crew facilities. Work was also carried out at the same time on the construction of a new concrete slipway opposite the new boathouse.

Atlantic 21 withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 75 B720 on 12 December.

2009

The new station Atlantic 85 class lifeboat B836 Tommy Niven was placed on service on 22 October. B720 lifeboat has been withdrawn to the relief fleet. This lifeboat was donated by the generous bequest of Mr Thomas Niven.