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

3.04pm 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
2.54pm 21 May 2023
11.42pm 24 February 2023
7.54pm 20 February 2023
11.32am 20 November 2022
6.24pm 11 November 2022
9.08am 29 September 2022
1.55pm 12 July 2022
6.01pm 27 June 2022
4.48pm 12 June 2022
11.49am 2 June 2022

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 14°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

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Kirkwall RNLI Lifeboat Open Day
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