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

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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

12.26pm 20 July 2021
8.34pm 9 July 2021
12.04am 19 June 2021
2.39pm 18 June 2021
5.34pm 12 June 2021
10.59am 6 June 2021
12.15am 4 June 2021
12.07pm 27 May 2021
10.15am 24 May 2021
4.43pm 18 May 2021
11.31am 23 April 2021
12.06pm 29 November 2020
10.15am 9 October 2020
10.15am 9 October 2020
1.35pm 20 September 2020
5.57pm 11 August 2020
10.14pm 31 July 2020
5.01pm 21 July 2020
12.38pm 17 July 2020
5.55pm 14 July 2020

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Station phone number

01776 810251



Visiting times


Station training nights



Please call the station to confirm times before visiting

Shop hours



Shop phone number

01776 810855

News and media from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Portpatrick RNLI donating AED to Pamela Muirhead of Wigtownshire RFC
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Portpatrick RNLI; Saving lives on land
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Article Sea safety
Two shouts in one day for the volunteers at Portpatrick RNLI
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0020 Fundraisers hand over a cheque for £1200 to Wilma Hoad in memory of her husband and crew member Ian Hoad.
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Portpatrick RNLI raise over £24,000 during an action-packed 'lifeboat week'
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Last week we spent some time with a crew from Portpatrick Lifeboat, who were on passage back to their lifeboat station via the Caledonian Canal with relief ALB 16-10 Our crew were able to take the Tamar class lifeboat in both a stern and an alongside tow - hugely valuable for the crew here at Loch Ness. Being landlocked, we have no flanking station and so rarely have the opportunity to exercise with other lifeboats. A big thank you to Portpatrick for being so accommodating!
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Loch Ness RNLI on exercise with Portpatrick Relief
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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?