"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 Friday 23 June

06:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
S
Pressure 997
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 997
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
W
Pressure 1000
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1001
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1001
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1001
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:16 BST
(03:16 GMT)
High Tide
10:24 BST
(09:24 GMT)
Low Tide
16:37 BST
(15:37 GMT)
High Tide
22:55 BST
(21:55 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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