Longhope Lifeboat Station

Longhope Lifeboat Station

Longhope Lifeboat Station has operated an all-weather lifeboat since 1874 and the crews have been honoured with 26 awards for gallantry. The station has also witnessed tragedy when eight crew members lost their lives while saving others at sea in 1969.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Longhope Lifeboat Station

1.35pm 21 February 2021
11.21am 28 October 2020
12.23am 29 September 2020
4.43pm 24 July 2020
4.36pm 24 July 2020
9.17am 13 February 2020
9.17am 13 February 2020
10.06pm 1 February 2020
10.11am 15 October 2019
11.45am 30 September 2019
5.55pm 13 August 2019
12.10pm 6 July 2019
2.25pm 2 July 2019
2.25pm 2 July 2019
11.45pm 28 March 2019
7.44am 4 March 2019
10.47am 28 December 2018
2.16am 28 December 2018
2.11am 28 December 2018
2.11am 28 December 2018

Today's weather

6°C Overcast
Min: -1°C Max: 6°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

Longhope Lifeboat Station
Longhope Pier
KW16 3PG

Station phone number

01856 701333


Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 10am-1pm

Shop hours

Monday-Friday 10am-1pm

Shop phone number

01856 701333

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News and media from Longhope Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat shown at full speed with Orkney hills in the background
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Stromness RNLI Volunteers Search for Overdue Diver
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A handy donation greatly received by three Orcadian lifeboat stations
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The lifeboat is towing the RIB past the Hamnavoe car ferry seen moored on the right
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Stromness Lifeboat tows RIB to safety.
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Red flare prompts search by Longhope RNLI lifeboat
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?