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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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

5.40am 8 May 2024
7.14am 4 May 2024
4.48pm 24 February 2024
1.31am 16 February 2024
10.03pm 15 February 2024
10.02pm 15 February 2024
12.41am 25 December 2023
10.58pm 19 November 2023
2.33am 12 November 2023
11.30pm 31 October 2023
3.04pm 30 August 2023
6.27pm 20 August 2023
9.11pm 26 July 2023
7.49pm 16 July 2023
3.18pm 16 July 2023
10.50am 13 July 2023
1.41pm 2 July 2023
11.13am 14 June 2023
12.50pm 9 June 2023
1.10pm 22 May 2023

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 11°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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News and media from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Kirkwall RNLI presented prestigious award from Chief Executive, Mark Dowie
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The attached photo shows Kirkwall RNLI volunteer crew members at the presentation night.
Article People
Volunteers awarded for their years of service with Kirkwall RNLI
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Article Rescue
First shout for newly qualified Coxswain at Kirkwall RNLI
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