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

9.49pm 4 September 2017
8.52pm 30 August 2017
4.50am 27 August 2017
2.59am 24 August 2017
1.22am 17 July 2017
10.22am 7 July 2017
10.16am 7 July 2017
8.04am 25 June 2017
7.59pm 4 June 2017
7.17pm 23 May 2017
8.01pm 17 May 2017
2.42pm 16 April 2017
11.46am 11 April 2017
12.11pm 10 April 2017
7.49am 2 March 2017
2.37pm 12 November 2016
5.28am 4 September 2016
3.51pm 30 August 2016
10.00am 23 August 2016
1.10pm 19 August 2016

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 4°C
Max: 12°C
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Next tide

Thu 21 Sep
High: 11:05am 2.6m
Low: 5:03pm 0.3m
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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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