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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

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
2.30am 28 June 2023
3.30am 27 June 2023
2.15pm 26 June 2023
7.43am 25 June 2023
2.26pm 15 June 2023
2.22am 12 June 2023
5.54pm 19 May 2023
11.53pm 10 May 2023
11.34am 30 April 2023
11.42am 17 January 2023
2.19pm 17 December 2022
12.30pm 30 November 2022

Today's weather

4°C Rain
Min: 2°C Max: 4°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 silhouetted against an orange morning sky as it returns to harbour.
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RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat launched to sinking shellfish boat
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Lerwick RNLI launches to stricken fishing vessel in 18-hour shout
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Lerwick lifeboat with tow line astern to a scallop dredger
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RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat tows in local scallop dredger
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The 40 metre fish carrier vessel under tow at daybreak, south of Lerwick harbour.
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RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat called to assist 40 metre vessel with gearbox problems.
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