RNLI Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

For nearly 140 years an all-weather lifeboat has operated from Portpatrick's picturesque harbour. The crews have been honoured with five awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal for a launch to one of the worst peacetime disasters involving a British merchant vessel.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

6.41am 1 August 2019
9.35pm 11 July 2019
9.29pm 7 July 2019
7.29am 5 July 2019
1.45pm 4 July 2019
3.25pm 25 May 2019
12.49pm 16 May 2019
8.01am 30 November 2018
6.52pm 29 November 2018
11.46pm 24 November 2018
12.17pm 14 November 2018
12.11pm 14 November 2018
4.03pm 3 October 2018
12.26pm 11 August 2018
1.54pm 6 August 2018
6.36pm 5 August 2018
5.55pm 14 July 2018
2.50pm 13 July 2018
1.52am 2 July 2018
9.40pm 30 May 2018

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station
Portpatrick
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
DG9 8AN

Station phone number

01776 810251

Accessibility

Parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 
9am–4:30pm

Station training nights

June-August
Fridays
6pm

December-February
Sundays
1.30pm

Please call the station to confirm times before visiting

Shop hours

April–October
Monday–Sunday
11pm–4.30pm

November
Saturday–Sunday
1pm–4pm

Shop phone number

01776 810855

News and media from Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Loch Ness RNLI on exercise with Portpatrick Relief
Last week we spent some time with a crew from Portpatrick Lifeboat, who were on passage back to their lifeboat station via the Caledonian Canal with relief ALB 16-10 Our crew were able to take the Tamar class lifeboat in both a stern and an alongside tow - hugely valuable for the crew here at Loch Ness. Being landlocked, we have no flanking station and so rarely have the opportunity to exercise with other lifeboats. A big thank you to Portpatrick for being so accommodating!
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Loch Ness RNLI on exercise with Portpatrick Relief
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Portpatrick RNLI have four shouts in one week
Lifeboat traveling at speed to casualty
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Portpatrick RNLI have four shouts in one week
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Million-pound training fund helps Portpatrick lifesavers learn vital skills
Volunteer Josh Henry from Portpatrick Lifeboat station immediately after sea survival training.
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Million-pound training fund helps Portpatrick lifesavers learn vital skills
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Portpatrick Lifeboat receives donation from veteran charity walker
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Portpatrick Lifeboat receives donation from veteran charity walker
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