Station history

1967

Inshore lifeboat station established in July with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.

1969

On 1 January the name of station was changed to Queensferry, previously South Queensferry, at the request of the station branch.

1972

A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.

1974

A Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Major General Ralph H Farrant CB, awarded to ILB crew, R Mackay, J Smith and G McAlpine for the rescue of a man in very severe conditions when his small dinghy was washed onto the Swallow Craig rock on 8 December.

1989

New boathouse constructed. It includes a crew/instruction room, a changing room, store and toilet facilities.

1997

Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B735 placed on service on 8 May.

1998

Boathouse extension was completed in July.

2010

For services to the Institution, LOM Thomas James Robertson has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; - Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).

2012

New Atlantic 85 B-851 Jimmie Cairncross was placed on service at Queensferry Lifeboat Station on 06 September 2012. Lifeboat B735 has been withdrawn.

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?