"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 Saturday 21 October

06:00


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
SE
Pressure 995
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 89%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SE
Pressure 995
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 83%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
ESE
Pressure 994
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SE
Pressure 993
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SE
Pressure 994
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
ESE
Pressure 995
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:00 BST
(05:00 GMT)
High Tide
12:08 BST
(11:08 GMT)
Low Tide
18:13 BST
(17:13 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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