RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

9.59am 29 April 2021
11.25am 31 March 2021
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

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 12°C
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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

1970 crew photo with the David and Elizabeth King & E.B.
Article People
Remembering Billy Budge MBE
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Article Rescue
Longhope lifeboat assists in medivac from Scapa Flow
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Lifeboat shown at full speed with Orkney hills in the background
Article Lifeboats
Stromness RNLI Volunteers Search for Overdue Diver
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Article Lifeboats
A handy donation greatly received by three Orcadian lifeboat stations
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?