Peterheads current 'Tamar' class lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail

Join The Crew

Peterhead Lifeboat are always interested to hear from anyone with an interest in joining the crew. You must be at least 17 years old, medically fit and have excellent eyesight. It is also essential that you have your own transport and you both live and work within a reasonable distance of the station. You must be 110% committed to being a crewmember, as we are regularly called out from our beds, places of work and our families at anytime of the day or night throughout the year.You will also be expected to attend weekly exercises and undertake further training, if applicable, both on station and at the Lifeboat College in Poole, Dorset. In return for your commitment, you will be rewarded with one of the most exciting and fulfilling voluntary jobs available. If you can meet all the criteria above and also think you have what it takes to be a member of a lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331, or e mail us.

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Saving lives since 1865, Peterhead Lifeboat Station safeguards mariners along the North East coast of Scotland from Collieston south of Peterhead northwards to Rattray Head.

Emergency: dial 999, ask for the Coastguard.

  • Welcome to the Peterhead Lifeboat Station Website.

    Peterhead has had a Lifeboat Station since 1865, and over the last 144 years has been instrumental in saving over 1000 souls who encountered difficulties at sea off the unpredictable North East coast of Scotland.

    This website has been constructed as a means to give the reader an insight into the operation of a maritime rescue service comprised almost entirely of volunteers who risk their own lives on a regular basis to ensure the safety of people at sea.

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