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

2.26am 23 October 2021
11.17am 30 September 2021
2.25am 25 September 2021
11.55am 20 September 2021
6.29pm 31 July 2021
6.45pm 29 July 2021
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

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 11°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 with the 26-metre trawler under tow before sunrise this morning
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RNLI Lerwick lifeboat tows in stricken trawler
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Lerwick lifeboat assists with clifftop incident
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Lerwick Lifeboat passing the cliffs at No Ness this afternoon, with a local shellfish boat under tow
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RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat tows in stricken shellfish boat
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