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

4.14pm 21 June 2018
4.13pm 21 June 2018
4.12pm 21 June 2018
4.08pm 21 June 2018
4.07pm 21 June 2018
8.48pm 17 June 2018
1.19pm 7 June 2018
10.06pm 1 June 2018
1.39pm 30 May 2018
6.35pm 15 May 2018
9.04am 16 April 2018
2.04pm 30 March 2018
6.00pm 14 December 2017
3.03pm 7 October 2017
11.15pm 14 September 2017
2.09pm 28 August 2017
8.50pm 10 August 2017
7.15pm 13 July 2017
7.06am 30 May 2017
4.16pm 29 May 2017

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 11°C
Max: 14°C
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Next tide

Mon 25 Jun
High: 5.49am 1.1m
Low: 11.51am 0.5m
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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

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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