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

Lerwick Lifeboat Station

Lerwick Lifeboat Station

Lerwick Lifeboat Station has had a remarkable history of bravery with its lifeboat crews being presented with 62 awards for gallantry, including the RNLI's highest accolade in 1997 - a Gold Medal.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Lerwick Lifeboat Station

12.27pm 13 July 2021
10.14pm 8 July 2021
5.48pm 26 June 2021
12.52pm 30 March 2021
8.02am 22 March 2021
7.54am 22 March 2021
9.49am 16 March 2021
9.49am 16 March 2021
3.34am 18 February 2021
3.26am 18 February 2021
3.26am 18 February 2021
6.08pm 13 November 2020
5.10pm 26 August 2020
1.41pm 25 August 2020
7.45am 17 August 2020
10.25am 12 August 2020
9.11pm 11 August 2020
7.49pm 30 July 2020
8.14am 4 June 2020
11.59am 13 December 2019

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Lerwick Lifeboat Station
The Old Tolbooth
Commercial Street

Station phone number

01595 693827


Parking on the quay or on Church Road

Visiting times

10am–4pm weekdays. Weekends by appointment.

Visitor contact

John Sinclair

Visitor contact phone number

01595 693827

News and media from Lerwick Lifeboat Station

Lerwick Lifeboat passing the cliffs at No Ness this afternoon, with a local shellfish boat under tow
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat tows in stricken shellfish boat
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Article Rescue
Injured crewman brought ashore by RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat
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Lerwick lifeboat last night took a Norwegian yacht under tow, after it lost all propulsion near Sumburgh Head.
Article Rescue
First training exercise by RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat results in call-out
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?