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

5.33pm 17 September 2020
4.26pm 20 August 2020
4.20pm 20 August 2020
6.52pm 1 August 2020
2.37pm 31 July 2020
8.52am 22 June 2020
4.00pm 22 April 2020
6.49pm 20 April 2020
12.43pm 5 April 2020
1.30pm 13 February 2020
1.30pm 13 February 2020
10.08pm 10 February 2020
10.08pm 18 December 2019
9.56pm 18 December 2019
9.56pm 18 December 2019
8.37am 21 November 2019
3.50am 15 October 2019
3.47am 15 October 2019
8.55pm 4 October 2019
5.08pm 15 August 2019

Today's weather

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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

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 Lifeboats
Stromness RNLI Volunteers Search for Overdue Diver
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Article Rescue
Thurso Lifeboat tows boat with engine failure back to Scrabster
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Article Rescue
Vessel in distress at Helmsdale
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Article Sea safety
Thurso RNLI lifeboat in search for boat adrift in river mouth
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?