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RNLI Oban Lifeboat Station

Oban Lifeboat Station

Oban Lifeboat Station operates its Shannon lifeboat from one of the oldest buildings in Oban. Located in the attractive fishing port and popular west coast holiday town, it’s one of the busiest all-weather lifeboat stations in Scotland.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Oban Lifeboat Station

3.13pm 20 May 2024
5.21am 18 May 2024
5.04pm 17 May 2024
5.48am 10 May 2024
5.13pm 19 April 2024
2.26pm 14 April 2024
11.21am 13 April 2024
8.30pm 10 April 2024
11.31am 10 April 2024
10.04am 9 April 2024
12.21pm 26 February 2024
12.54pm 21 February 2024
8.35am 13 February 2024
11.37pm 21 January 2024
3.25pm 3 January 2024
3.55pm 13 December 2023
12.46pm 30 November 2023
1.27pm 8 November 2023
2.12am 4 October 2023
6.31pm 2 October 2023

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 12°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Oban Lifeboat Station 
South Pier
Gallanach Road
PA34 4LS

Station phone number

01631 563733


Station parking for crew only. 

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

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News and media from Oban Lifeboat Station

The Trent class Mora Edith MacDonald heading away from the camera in dwindling light
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Farewell to Mora Edith
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The new Shannon class lifeboat is illuminated with red and blue lights
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New lifeboat begins work as RNLI marks 200 years
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Library image of crew aboard lifeboat
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Oban RNLI called out to assist with multi agency rescue on Lismore
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The Shannon class lifeboat travelling at 26 knots in Loch Linnhe
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New lifeboat arrives in Oban
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