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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

5.47pm 21 May 2022
2.46pm 7 May 2022
10.02pm 25 October 2021
10.02pm 25 October 2021
5.24pm 18 September 2021
3.14pm 28 June 2021
2.55pm 27 June 2021
1.24pm 5 June 2021
10.34am 3 June 2021
10.59pm 27 April 2021
2.25pm 26 March 2021
9.07pm 9 November 2020
11.31am 5 November 2020
10.52am 28 October 2020
1.19am 23 October 2020
1.19am 23 October 2020
7.20pm 8 August 2020
11.33pm 1 August 2020
9.43pm 1 August 2020
9.12pm 8 July 2020

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 12°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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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