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A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.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Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B735 placed on service on 8 May.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 Lifeboat B735 has been withdrawn.