"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Kirk Sound

Kirk Sound is a water feature off the coast of Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Straits and Narrows: Sound

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY492017

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Things to see and do near Kirk Sound

  • Italian Chapel (1m)
  • Fossil and Heritage Centre (4m)
  • Orkan Adventures (4m)
  • Orkney Marine-life Aquarium (5m)
  • Highland Park Distillery (5m)
  • Corrigall Farm Museum (6m)
  • Maes Howe (6m)
  • Orkney Chairmaker (6m)
  • Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (6m)
  • The Orkney Museum (6m)

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 30 March


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 99%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 94%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 93%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 91%
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Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:39 BST
(04:39 GMT)
High Tide
12:08 BST
(11:08 GMT)
Low Tide
18:05 BST
(17:05 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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