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

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
10.18am 4 November 2018

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 4°C Max: 8°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

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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 the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?