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

RNLI Thurso Lifeboat Station

Thurso Lifeboat Station

Thurso is the most northerly RNLI lifeboat station on mainland Scotland where the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat launches into the often turbulent seas of the Pentland Firth. Crews have received 17 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Thurso Lifeboat Station

1.54pm 9 January 2022
1.50pm 9 January 2022
10.42am 30 December 2021
7.53pm 3 October 2021
1.41pm 5 September 2021
2.15am 29 July 2021
3.33pm 25 July 2021
10.56pm 27 June 2021
3.17pm 29 May 2021
3.17pm 29 May 2021
12.14pm 24 April 2021
5.34pm 17 April 2021
7.48am 14 April 2021
12.14am 14 April 2021
12.14am 14 April 2021
11.32am 21 March 2021
3.27pm 21 February 2021
3.21pm 21 February 2021
3.21pm 21 February 2021
3.21pm 21 February 2021

Today's weather

10°C Overcast
Min: 7°C Max: 10°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Thurso Lifeboat Station
Ferry Pier
KW14 7UJ

Station phone number

01847 893433


Parking, disabled access

Visiting times


Shop hours

Shop opening times are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. 

Shop phone number

01847 893433

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News and media from Thurso Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Thurso RNLI lifeboat in nine hour rescue of lone rower 39 miles out at sea
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All Weather Lifeboat Helen Comrie returning to Longhope
Article Rescue
RNLI Longhope to the rescue in Pentland Ferries power loss
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Article Rescue
Thurso RNLI lifeboat rescues three kayakers
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Article Lifeboats
RNLI Longhope called to assist Thurso volunteer crew in kayak rescue
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