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Queensferry Lifeboat Station

Queensferry Lifeboat Station

Located close to the Forth road and rail bridges, Queensferry Lifeboat Station has operated an inshore lifeboat for nearly 40 years. The crews have been presented with three awards for gallantry.

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. 

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
31/08/2014 16:21
28/08/2014 18:35
28/08/2014 18:27
27/08/2014 21:45
27/08/2014 13:36
23/08/2014 10:13
17/08/2014 00:30
16/08/2014 20:11
10/08/2014 16:43
10/08/2014 12:49

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Station address:

Queensferry Lifeboat Station
Hawes Pier
Newhalls Road
South Queensferry
West Lothian
EH30 9TB

Station telephone:

01313 311529

Station opening times:

By appointment only

Accessibility:

Parking, disabled access

Visitor contact:

Maggie Quayle

Visitor contact telephone:

Operational queries contact:

Operational contact telephone:

01313 191714

David Smart, Lifeboat Operations Manager

07989 415450

Shop telephone:

01313 313913

Shop opening times:

Easter–October
Monday–Sunday
11am–5pm

November–December (weather permitting)
Monday–Sunday
11am–5pm

Easter–October
Monday–Sunday
11am–5pm

November–December (weather permitting)
Monday–Sunday
11am–5pm

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.

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Donald and Ethel Macrae

Lifeboat class: B class (Atlantic 75)

Funded by: Bequest of Mrs Jean Alison Sim

Read more about the B class

1967
Inshore lifeboat station established in July with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.
 
1969
On 1 January the name of station was changed to Queensferry, previously South Queensferry, at the request of the station branch.
 
1972
A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.
 
1974
A Framed Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution, Major General Ralph H Farrant CB, awarded to ILB crew, R Mackay, J Smith and G McAlpine for the rescue of a man in very severe conditions when his small dinghy was washed onto the Swallow Craig rock on 8 December.
 
1989
New boathouse constructed.  It includes a crew/instruction room, a changing room, store and toilet facilities.
 
1997
Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B735 placed on service on 8 May.
 
1998
Boathouse extension was completed in July.
 
2010
For services to the Institution, LOM Thomas James Robertson has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; - Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE).