RNLI Stromness Lifeboat Station

Stromness Lifeboat Station

Established in 1867, Stromness Lifeboat Station is one of three all-weather lifeboat stations on Orkney. The station operates a Severn class all-weather lifeboat from Pier Head in the centre of the town.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Stromness Lifeboat Station

7.20pm 8 August 2020
11.33pm 1 August 2020
9.43pm 1 August 2020
9.12pm 8 July 2020
12.27pm 19 February 2020
12.23pm 19 February 2020
3.46pm 7 February 2020
3.27pm 5 February 2020
9.20am 25 November 2019
12.17pm 30 October 2019
2.46am 27 October 2019
11.51pm 21 October 2019
1.27am 12 October 2019
12.39am 12 October 2019
5.21am 16 August 2019
2.24pm 20 June 2019
12.11pm 7 May 2019
1.25pm 31 March 2019
8.25pm 9 March 2019
12.56pm 31 December 2018

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 13°C Max: 14°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Stromness Lifeboat Station
16 Victoria Street
Stromness
Orkney
KW16 3AA

Station phone number

01856 850279

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday
8am-4pm

Visiting is subject to volunteer availability so it’s worth calling the station to check it will be open when you plan to visit.

Shop phone number

01856 850279

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News and media from Stromness Lifeboat Station

Stromness RNLI Volunteers Search for Overdue Diver
Lifeboat shown at full speed with Orkney hills in the background
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Stromness RNLI Volunteers Search for Overdue Diver
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Early Morning Call for Stromness RNLI Volunteers
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Early Morning Call for Stromness RNLI Volunteers
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A handy donation greatly received by three Orcadian lifeboat stations
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A handy donation greatly received by three Orcadian lifeboat stations
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Stromness Lifeboat tows RIB to safety.
The lifeboat is towing the RIB past the Hamnavoe car ferry seen moored on the right
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Stromness Lifeboat tows RIB to safety.
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