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Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Officially established in 1972, Kirkwall is a relatively recent addition to Scotland’s coastal rescue services. The crews have been awarded three medals for gallantry during their lifesaving history.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

3.44am 6 May 2022
9.19am 12 March 2022
2.19pm 7 March 2022
4.32pm 13 January 2022
3.09pm 9 January 2022
10.55pm 2 January 2022
7.19pm 17 December 2021
11.31am 8 December 2021
11.23pm 19 November 2021
12.00pm 8 November 2021
11.57am 8 November 2021
6.04pm 27 August 2021
11.17pm 3 August 2021
8.41am 6 July 2021
8.44pm 28 June 2021
8.41pm 28 June 2021
1.20pm 14 June 2021
1.34pm 6 June 2021
10.54pm 25 March 2021
7.30am 20 March 2021

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 11°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Kirkwall Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat House
West Pier
KW15 1LE

Station phone number

01856 875201

Visiting times

To arrange a visit please contact the station.

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