"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

The String

The String is a water feature off the coast of Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Straits and Narrows: Strait

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY474147

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Things to see and do near The String

  • Ortak Visitor Centre (3m)
  • St Magnus Cathedral (3m)
  • The Orkney Museum (3m)
  • Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (3m)
  • North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board (3m)
  • Pickaquoy Centre (3m)
  • Highland Park Distillery (4m)
  • Orkney Chairmaker (5m)

Tourist Information

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

Phone 01856 872 856
Email info@visitscotland.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/travel/information/centres

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 24 January

06:00


Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SSE
Pressure 977
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
SSW
Pressure 972
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 15mph.
SSW
Pressure 969
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 16mph.
WSW
Pressure 969
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 14mph.
W
Pressure 974
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 979
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
03:03 GMT
Low Tide
08:54 GMT
High Tide
15:03 GMT
Low Tide
21:39 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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