• Skip to content
  • Cookies
  • College
  • Shop
  • Respect the water
  • Education
  • News Centre
  • Recruitment
  • Contact us
Content anchor
RSS

North Berwick Lifeboat Station

Photo of North Berwick Lifeboat Station

North Berwick is one of seven lifeboat stations operating a lifeboat funded by viewers of the BBC television programme Blue Peter. Over the last 100 years the crews have been honoured with three RNLI awards for gallantry and three Blue Peter gold badges.

This station is classed as a Discover station. ​Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months. 

Visit the station website

Recent launches from this station

Date Time
17/08/2014 13:27
30/07/2014 15:21
10/07/2014 13:30
07/07/2014 11:09
30/06/2014 14:09
09/10/2013 08:16
06/09/2013 13:41
06/09/2013 13:38
25/08/2013 17:37
06/07/2013 19:03

Latest news from this station

See more news for North Berwick Lifeboat Station

Station location

Map of location View full map

Next event

No events currently available

Forecasts for North Berwick Lifeboat Station

Station address:

North Berwick Lifeboat Station
Victoria Road
North Berwick
East Lothian
EH39 4JP

Station telephone:

01620 893418

Station opening times:

By appointment
Don't miss: crew training – 11am Sunday

Shop telephone:

01620 892604

Shop opening times:

January
Closed

February
Friday-Sunday
11am-3pm

March-October
Monday–Sunday
11am-5pm

November-Mid December
Friday-Sunday
11am-3pm

 

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • North Berwick lifeboat crew rescue two kayakers

    North Berwick lifeboat crew rescue two kayakers

  • North Berwick lifeboat crew rescue two kayakers

    North Berwick lifeboat crew rescue two kayakers

  • North Berwick Lifeboat Launching on Service during lifeboat fete

    North Berwick Lifeboat Launching on Service

  • A photo of North Berwick Lifeboat Crew Training in Light Surf sent in by member of the public, Paul Burke.

    North Berwick Lifeboat Crew Train in Light Surf

  • New book on Scottish lifeboats

    New book on Scottish lifeboats

  • Author Nicholas Leach, centre.

    Author Nicholas Leach, centre

  • North Berwick Lifeboat is dedicated and named after Evelyn M Murdoch who's Trust fund donated the funds to  build the boat

    Evelyn M Murdoch

  • Broughty Ferry lifeboat

    Broughty Ferry lifeboat

  • Evelyn M naming ceremony

    Evelyn M naming ceremony

  • The Evelyn M is Piped to the waters edge by Ross Mc Nicol

    The Evelyn M is Piped to the water

  • The 'Evelyn M' at sea

    The 'Evelyn M' at sea

  • North Berwick Lifeboat works with an RAF helicopter during an exercise

    North Berwick Lifeboat works with an RAF helicopter during an exercise

  • North Berwick lifeboat launching

    North Berwick lifeboat launching

  • North Berwick lifeboat underway

    North Berwick lifeboat underway

  • The North Berwick lifeboat underway

    The North Berwick lifeboat underway

  • Blue Peter III in action

    Blue Peter III in action

  • Lifeboat crew past and present

    Lifeboat crew past and present

  • Lifeboat crew past and present

    Lifeboat crew past and present

  • North Berwick lifeboat officials

    North Berwick lifeboat officials

  • 1969 lifeboat crew

    1969 lifeboat crew

  • Garden centre fundraising

    Garden centre fundraising

  • Kinghorn RNLI rescues catamaran with engine failure

    Kinghorn RNLI rescues catamaran with engine failure

  • Left to right: Lorraine Hunter, (Ideas Guru), Ann Lancaster, (Sales) Vivian Merritt.(Kitchens)

    Merryhatton fundraising rowathon

  • RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

    RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

  • North Berwick shop

  • Garden centre choose RNLI as the charity of the year

    Garden centre prize winner

  • Scottish volunteers win awards in RNLI Photographer of the Year Competition

    Scottish volunteers win awards in RNLI Photographer of the Year Competition

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland-1

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

  • Olympic torch bearer Ken Reid attends North Berwick lifeboat fete

    Stan with the torch

  • Olympic torch bearer Ken Reid attends North Berwick lifeboat fete

    Stan and crew

  • Olympic torch bearer Ken Reid attends North Berwick lifeboat fete

    Crew and torch

  • North Berwick Revised

    North Berwick Revised

  • North Berwick Shop

    North Berwick Shop

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Blue Peter III

Lifeboat class: D class

Funded by: Proceeds from the Blue Peter 'Pieces of Eight' TV Appeal 1993

Read more about the D class

 

1860
Lifeboat station established.

1880
The North Berwick lifeboat was not taken afloat as all the horses used for towing the carriage were engaged in agricultural work.

1881
Lifeboat was taken by road to Archerfield but there was no trace of any vessel in distress.

1900
Lifeboat house reconstructed and enlarged costing £700.

A member of the crew was washed out of the lifeboat while on service on 27 February 1900 to the barge Valhalla but was recovered.

1925
Lifeboat station closed.

1967
Inshore lifeboat station established with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.  Cost defrayed by BBC Blue Peter Appeal.

1973
Bronze Medals awarded to Helmsman Benjamin Pearson and crew member Alexander Russell in recognition of the courage and determination displayed by them when the inshore lifeboat rescued a man whose boat had capsized on 26 July.  The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum was accorded to crew member James Pearson.

1994
On 26 March D452 Blue Peter III was placed on service

1997
New boathouse extension opened to provide improved crew facilities and to house an Atlantic 75 lifeboat and it's tractor.

2001
A Centenary Vellum awarded to the station in celebration of 100 years of service.

2004
The new class of lifeboat IB1, D619 Blue Peter III was placed on service on Thursday 14 July.  D570 has been withdrawn to the Relief Fleet.