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

Station history


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


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


A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.


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.


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


Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B735 placed on service on 8 May.


Boathouse extension was completed in July.


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).


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 Lifeboat B735 has been withdrawn.