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

8.46pm 6 December 2019
2.08pm 29 October 2019
6.25pm 22 October 2019
6.21pm 22 October 2019
8.45am 21 September 2019
9.21pm 16 August 2019
12.34pm 3 August 2019
9.35am 21 July 2019
8.00am 9 July 2019
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

Today's weather

7°C Rain
Min: -2°C Max: 7°C
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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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