"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 Sunday 17 December

06:00


Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 1008
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 92%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
NW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
WNW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
WNW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
WNW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:35 GMT
High Tide
09:47 GMT
Low Tide
15:57 GMT
High Tide
22:11 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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