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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 lifeboat launches from Lerwick Lifeboat Station

7.35am 16 July 2024
10.34am 19 June 2024
10.30am 19 June 2024
10.28am 19 June 2024
5.01pm 13 June 2024
11.06pm 14 May 2024
5.13pm 11 May 2024
5.12pm 11 May 2024
9.25am 10 May 2024
6.13pm 28 April 2024
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

Today's weather

14°C Cloudy
Min: 13°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Lerwick Lifeboat Station
The Old Tolbooth
Commercial Street
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 0AB

Station phone number

01595 693827

Accessibility

Parking on the quay or on Church Road

Visiting times

10am–4pm weekdays. Weekends by appointment.

Visitor contact

Stephen Manson, Coxswain
Paul Hutchison, Mechanic

Visitor contact phone number

01595 693827

News and media from Lerwick Lifeboat Station

The former offshore lifeboat alongside Lerwick Lifeboat, by the quayside in Lerwick Harbour."
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat launches to aid lifeboat
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Lerwick lifeboat with the yacht on its port side.
Article Rescue
RNLI Lerwick launched to aid yacht with engine difficulties off Mousa
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Group photo - Ingvar Haraldsson (right) presents thermal imaging binoculars to crew of Lerwick Lifeboat. Pictured from left are: Kal McCulloch, Crew member. Paul Hutchison, Mechanic; and Stephen Manson, Coxswain. Photo: RNLI Lerwick
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Lerwick gifted thermal imaging binoculars to aid night searches
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John Webster, RNLI Lerwick Branch Chair (left) presents RNLI Long Service Medals to Malcolm Craigie, Lifeboat Operations Manager (centre) and John Drummond, Crew member (right)
Article People
RNLI Lerwick volunteers to attend garden party at Buckingham Palace
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