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

10.56am 25 June 2022
12.50pm 23 June 2022
3.08pm 17 June 2022
3.06pm 17 June 2022
11.09pm 12 June 2022
11.36am 23 May 2022
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

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 13°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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News and media from Stromness Lifeboat Station

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The lifeboat is buffeting a few 'white horses' as the wind blows over the tide.
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