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

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
1.12am 16 November 2019
1.28pm 6 November 2019
3.40pm 8 October 2019
6.37am 23 August 2019
5.30pm 3 August 2019
10.02am 2 August 2019
11.00pm 23 July 2019
2.21pm 14 July 2019
1.00pm 29 June 2019
9.59am 20 June 2019
2.10am 20 June 2019
10.55am 19 June 2019

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 10°C
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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

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 Rescue
Injured crewman brought ashore by RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat
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Article Rescue
First training exercise by RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat results in call-out
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Article Fundraising
Seven year-old Ben walks twice as far for RNLI fundraiser
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Article Heritage
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat marks 90th Anniversary
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