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

9.58pm 16 January 2021
9.46pm 16 January 2021
9.15pm 15 October 2020
9.00pm 15 October 2020
4.13pm 23 September 2020
9.45am 18 September 2020
2.49pm 3 September 2020
11.01am 16 August 2020
9.59pm 15 July 2020
3.12pm 29 April 2020
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

Today's weather

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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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 launched to assist vessel aground
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Kirkwall RNLI rescue fishing crew from stricken vessel
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Kirkwall RNLI in seven hour tow of fishing vessel 26 miles South East of Orkney
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