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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.



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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
13/11/2015 12:56
13/11/2015 02:59
12/11/2015 10:46
10/11/2015 22:19
07/11/2015 20:39
16/10/2015 20:00
16/10/2015 14:43
09/10/2015 12:05
30/09/2015 12:18
20/09/2015 16:38

Latest news from this station

  • Giant welly crowns Edinburgh's Princes Street

    Giant welly crowns Edinburgh's Princes Street


    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today (1 May 2015) unveiled a giant yellow welly in Edinburgh as part of a series of eight foot tall yellow wellington boot sculptures to mark the launch of its national fundraising campaign, Mayday.

  • RNLI Queensferry lifeboat fundraising branch Scottish Country Dance

    RNLI Queensferry lifeboat fundraising branch Scottish Country Dance


    The RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Fundraising Branch Scottish Country Dance organised by the South Queensferry Scottish Country Dance Club attracted over one hundred and ten dancers from Fife, Lothians and Stirling at Queensferry High School, dancing to the m

  • Queensferry lifeboat rescues dog from sea


    Queensferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out today (Wednesday 19th November) to rescue a dog last seen entering the water at Blackness Castle. There was concern that the owner might enter the water after the dog.

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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


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:


November–December (weather permitting)


November–December (weather permitting)

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

Inshore lifeboat station established in July with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.
On 1 January the name of station was changed to Queensferry, previously South Queensferry, at the request of the station branch.
A D class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Atlantic 21.
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.
New boathouse constructed.  It includes a crew/instruction room, a changing room, store and toilet facilities.
Atlantic 21 lifeboat withdrawn and Atlantic 75 class lifeboat B735 placed on service on 8 May.
Boathouse extension was completed in July.
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).