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

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
3.44am 6 May 2022
9.19am 12 March 2022
2.19pm 7 March 2022
4.32pm 13 January 2022
3.09pm 9 January 2022
10.55pm 2 January 2022
7.19pm 17 December 2021
11.31am 8 December 2021
11.23pm 19 November 2021
12.00pm 8 November 2021
11.57am 8 November 2021
6.04pm 27 August 2021
11.17pm 3 August 2021

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 8°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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