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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

12.41pm 28 May 2019
10.30am 25 May 2019
11.51am 20 April 2019
1.06pm 21 December 2018
10.18am 24 October 2018
2.28am 15 October 2018
11.27am 27 September 2018
1.34pm 20 September 2018
1.18pm 10 September 2018
12.41pm 21 August 2018
11.12am 10 July 2018
11.12am 10 July 2018
11.11am 10 July 2018
1.20pm 6 July 2018
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

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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

Mayday appeal totals nears £5000
Volunteer crew of the Kirkwall lifeboat
Article Fundraising
Mayday appeal totals nears £5000
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High excitement at Kirkwall RNLI Open day as Lifeboat called out to rescue local
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Article Fishing Safety
High excitement at Kirkwall RNLI Open day as Lifeboat called out to rescue local
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Local creel boat and two crew saved from the rocks by Kirkwall RNLI lifeboat
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Article Fishing Safety
Local creel boat and two crew saved from the rocks by Kirkwall RNLI lifeboat
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Stromness RNLI lifeboat launches to assist injured walker at Yesanaby Cliffs
Lifeboat steaming into Stromness Harbour
Article Rescue
Stromness RNLI lifeboat launches to assist injured walker at Yesanaby Cliffs
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