"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Hen of Gairsay

Hen of Gairsay is a coastal feature in Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Cliffs and Headlands: Peninsula

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY456222

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Things to see and do near Hen of Gairsay

  • Rousay Wood Designs (6m)
  • Broch of Gurness (6m)
  • Ortak Visitor Centre (7m)
  • North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board (7m)
  • St Magnus Cathedral (7m)
  • Pickaquoy Centre (7m)
  • The Orkney Museum (7m)
  • Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (7m)
  • Highland Park Distillery (8m)
  • Sui Generis Gallery (8m)

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 Friday 20 October


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 995
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:31 BST
(03:31 GMT)
High Tide
10:36 BST
(09:36 GMT)
Low Tide
16:41 BST
(15:41 GMT)
High Tide
22:47 BST
(21:47 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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