"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Swona is a water feature off the coast of Highland, Scotland.

It is listed under Islands: Island

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: ND393851

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Things to see and do near Swona

  • Tomb of the Eagles (4m)
  • Christina Sargent Felt and Print Artist (6m)
  • John O'Groats Knitwear Co (7m)
  • Orkney Marine-life Aquarium (7m)
  • The Last House Museum (8m)
  • Caithness Candles (8m)
  • Orkan Adventures (8m)
  • Fossil and Heritage Centre (8m)
  • Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum (9m)
  • The Castle and Gardens of Mey (10m)

Tourist Information

John O'Groats
Tourist Information Point
County Road
Highlands and Islands

Phone 01955 611 373
Email joginfo@btconnect.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -7°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 981
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 26%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 984
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 63%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 985
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 39%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 988
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 988
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 988
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:12 GMT
High Tide
10:45 GMT
Low Tide
15:41 GMT
High Tide
22:45 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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