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

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

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
12.27pm 19 February 2020
12.23pm 19 February 2020

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 9°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Stromness Lifeboat Station
16 Victoria Street
KW16 3AA

Station phone number

01856 850279


Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times


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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