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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

3.18pm 3 April 2024
3.10pm 3 April 2024
5.16am 24 March 2024
5.13am 24 March 2024
5.00am 24 March 2024
4.59pm 19 March 2024
1.58pm 18 March 2024
1.57pm 18 March 2024
3.54pm 10 March 2024
11.07am 20 February 2024
3.02am 17 February 2024
10.16am 24 January 2024
6.43am 1 December 2023
11.30pm 23 October 2023
1.52pm 19 October 2023
3.41pm 19 September 2023
4.35am 18 September 2023
11.26am 3 August 2023
11.18am 3 August 2023
3.51am 2 August 2023

Today's weather

5°C Rain
Min: 4°C Max: 5°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

Article Lifeboats
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat called to grounded fishing vessel
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Two crew members Paul Hutchison and Emily Hague in yellow RNLI crew kit, with red lifejackets
Article People
New mechanic for RNLI Lerwick
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Shop volunteers (left to right) Audrey, Lorna and Linda holding shop merchandise.
Article Fundraising
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat shop prepares for start of anticipated busy summer season
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Image shows the 'hi-line' rope coild in the foreground, used for helicopter lifting operations, recovered with other floating debris.
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat launches to sinking fishing vessel
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