"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Old Head

Old Head is a coastal feature in Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Cliffs and Headlands: Cape

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: ND470832

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Things to see and do near Old Head

  • Tomb of the Eagles (1m)
  • Christina Sargent Felt and Print Artist (5m)
  • Orkney Marine-life Aquarium (7m)
  • Orkan Adventures (8m)
  • John O'Groats Knitwear Co (8m)
  • Caithness Candles (8m)
  • Fossil and Heritage Centre (8m)
  • The Last House Museum (9m)
  • Caithness Cottage Crafts (11m)

Tourist Information

John O'Groats
Tourist Information Point
County Road
Caithness
Highlands and Islands
Scotland
KW1 4YR

Phone 01955 611 373
Email joginfo@btconnect.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ESE
Pressure 998
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 997
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 996
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 44%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 996
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 60%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
NW
Pressure 996
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 997
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:10 BST
(00:10 GMT)
High Tide
07:48 BST
(06:48 GMT)
Low Tide
13:46 BST
(12:46 GMT)
High Tide
21:10 BST
(20:10 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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