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

12.36am 17 June 2018
6.17pm 2 June 2018
6.06pm 11 May 2018
11.36am 1 May 2018
11.20am 22 April 2018
7.40pm 20 April 2018
1.54am 14 April 2018
12.46pm 2 April 2018
10.29am 23 February 2018
7.13pm 21 February 2018
2.08pm 15 December 2017
10.13pm 6 December 2017
3.27am 6 December 2017
9.40am 4 December 2017
11.00am 5 November 2017
4.42pm 22 October 2017
9.49pm 4 September 2017
8.52pm 30 August 2017
4.50am 27 August 2017
2.59am 24 August 2017

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 10°C
Max: 11°C
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Next tide

Thu 21 Jun
High: 4.14am 0.7m
Low: 10.33am 0.1m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Kirkwall Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat House
West Pier
Kirkwall
KW15 1LE

Station phone number

01856 875201

Visiting times

To arrange a visit please contact the station.

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News and media from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Kirkwall volunteer crew receives £3,000 from the town's grammar school
Kirkwall grammar school pupils with some of the RNLI Kirkwall volunteers
Article Fundraising
Kirkwall volunteer crew receives £3,000 from the town's grammar school
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Kirkwall's first shout of the year is a 17-hour challenge in rough seas
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Article Rescues
Kirkwall's first shout of the year is a 17-hour challenge in rough seas
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Two RNLI Lifeboats launched to attend stricken fishing vessel.
RNLI Longhope Lifeboat leaving station to assist Kirkwall Lifeboat
Article Lifeboats
Two RNLI Lifeboats launched to attend stricken fishing vessel.
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Yacht with broken rigging towed into harbour by Kirkwall RNLI
Article Lifeboats
Yacht with broken rigging towed into harbour by Kirkwall RNLI
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