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

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
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

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 8°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
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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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

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