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

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
1.54am 14 April 2018
12.46pm 2 April 2018
10.29am 23 February 2018
7.13pm 21 February 2018
2.08pm 15 December 2017

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 11°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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News and media from Kirkwall Lifeboat Station

New lifesaving kit for volunteer crew at Kirkwall Lifeboat Station
The volunteer crew at Kirkwall pose in front of their lifeboat as the first all-weather lifeboat station in the institution to receive the new Helly Hansen kit.
Article People
New lifesaving kit for volunteer crew at Kirkwall Lifeboat Station
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RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht entangled in fishing gear off N Ronald
Teenagers in inflatable
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht entangled in fishing gear off N Ronald
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RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht disabled in strong tides.
Article Rescue
RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht disabled in strong tides.
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RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht with two crew aground in Wide Firth.
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Kirkwall Lifeboat to rescue of yacht with two crew aground in Wide Firth.
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