Stornoway lifeboat station

Stornoway Lifeboat Station

Stornoway Lifeboat Station on the Isle of Lewis was established in 1887. Since then, crews have been putting their lives on the line to rescue others, and have been presented with six RNLI medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Stornoway Lifeboat Station

3.20pm 14 November 2019
3.17pm 14 November 2019
3.06pm 14 November 2019
7.01pm 25 October 2019
4.26pm 22 October 2019
7.16pm 24 September 2019
10.46pm 30 August 2019
4.35pm 20 August 2019
1.26pm 19 July 2019
10.05am 3 July 2019
5.06pm 12 June 2019
5.00pm 12 June 2019
1.24pm 10 June 2019
3.59am 5 June 2019
8.30pm 18 May 2019
12.55pm 11 April 2019
11.20pm 2 April 2019
8.50am 30 March 2019
4.05pm 28 March 2019
1.15pm 19 March 2019

Today's weather

5°C Rain
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Stornoway Lifeboat Station
Cromwell Street Quay
Isle of Lewis

Station phone number

01851 703339



Visiting times

10am–4pm weekdays
12pm–4pm Saturday

Visitor contact

Murdo Campbell

Visitor contact phone number

01851 703339
07760 203657

Shop hours

Thursday, Friday and Saturday


Mid November–December
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Shop phone number

01851 704192

News and media from Stornoway Lifeboat Station

Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat aids grounded fishing vessel.
Stornoway Lifeboat tow fishing vessel with Leverburgh Lifeboat to the stern of the casualty vessel.
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Leverburgh RNLI Lifeboat aids grounded fishing vessel.
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Stornoway Lifeboat standing by small cargo vessel
14/12/2017 Stornoway and Leverburgh lifeboats along with Rescue 948 based at Stornoway were tasked to a small cargo vessel that had suffered machinery failure and was dragging its anchors toward Gasker Island off the west coast of Harris. Weather conditions were NW 10-11 with heavy sleet showers.  Leverburgh lifeboat was released from the scene at 0530 after the anchor had gripped and the situation had stabilised. Stornoway Lifeboat stood by until the arrival of an ETV from Kirkwall at 0900 15/12/2017. Stornoway lifeboat was released at 1005 and was alongside and refuelled and ready for service at 1505, 21 hours after launching.
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Stornoway Lifeboat standing by small cargo vessel
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Stornoway lifeboat assist sinking yacht
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Stornoway lifeboat assist sinking yacht
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