"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Head of Work

Head of Work is a coastal feature in Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Cliffs and Headlands: Cape

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY483128

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Things to see and do near Head of Work

  • St Magnus Cathedral (2m)
  • Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (3m)
  • The Orkney Museum (3m)
  • Ortak Visitor Centre (3m)
  • North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board (3m)
  • Pickaquoy Centre (3m)
  • Highland Park Distillery (3m)
  • Orkney Chairmaker (4m)

Tourist Information

The Travel Centre
West Castle Street
Highlands and Islands
KW15 1GU

Phone 01856 872 856
Email info@visitscotland.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 26 April


Chance of rain 64%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 91%
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Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 79%
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Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 73%
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Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 81%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:22 BST
(01:22 GMT)
High Tide
08:36 BST
(07:36 GMT)
Low Tide
14:50 BST
(13:50 GMT)
High Tide
21:26 BST
(20:26 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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