RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

6.04pm 27 August 2021
11.17pm 3 August 2021
8.41am 6 July 2021
8.44pm 28 June 2021
8.41pm 28 June 2021
1.20pm 14 June 2021
1.34pm 6 June 2021
10.54pm 25 March 2021
7.30am 20 March 2021
1.45pm 4 February 2021
1.45pm 4 February 2021
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

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 12°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

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