RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

For nearly 140 years an all-weather lifeboat has operated from Portpatrick's picturesque harbour. The crews have been honoured with five awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal for a launch to one of the worst peacetime disasters involving a British merchant vessel.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

3.31pm 18 September 2017
5.38am 14 August 2017
7.57pm 9 August 2017
11.58am 9 August 2017
12.03pm 7 August 2017
12.33pm 5 August 2017
3.39pm 28 July 2017
6.02pm 26 July 2017
3.49am 26 July 2017
3.43am 26 July 2017
12.37pm 17 July 2017
1.07pm 16 July 2017
3.16pm 15 July 2017
12.41am 28 June 2017
1.47pm 17 June 2017
5.39pm 3 June 2017
3.53pm 28 May 2017
3.18pm 25 May 2017
3.48pm 13 May 2017
8.28am 7 May 2017

Today's weather

14°C Sunshine
Min: 8°C
Max: 14°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Next tide

Tue 19 Sep
Low: 10:12pm 0.2m
High: 2:31am 0.6m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station
Portpatrick
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
DG9 8AN

Station phone number

01776 810251

Accessibility

Parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 
9am–4:30pm

Station training nights

June-August
Fridays
6pm

December-February
Sundays
1.30pm

Please call the station to confirm times before visiting

Shop hours

April–October
Monday–Sunday
11pm–4.30pm

November
Saturday–Sunday
1pm–4pm

Shop phone number

01776 810855

News and media from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

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