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Marine Current Resource in Scotland


Scotland
Please select a site on the map to view the marine current maximum speeds for that location. The table below displays the data captured in the Resource Analysis stage. Using the Mean maximum values for Flood and Ebb tide, the potential power can be calculated for each site.
Orkney, North Westray Firth
Latitude 5913'7 N Longitude 303' W        
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2249 Tidal Diamond B
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Ebb -5 108 2.8 1.4 1.1 0.6 1.95 1.00 2/3/04 17:12
Flood +1 290 2.9 1.5 1.1 0.6 2 1.03 27/2/04 17:12
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Orkney, Central Westray Firth
Latitude 5911'1N Longitude 252'1 W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2249 Tidal Diamond E            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Ebb -5 147 5 2.6 2 1.0 3.5 1.80 2/3/04 17:12
Flood +1 324 5.1 2.6 2.1 1.1 3.6 1.85 27/2/04 17:12
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Orkney, South Westray Firth
Latitude 5908'1N Longitude 252'3 W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2249 Tidal Diamond G            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -5 144 7.2 3.7 2.8 1.4 5 2.57 2/3/04 17:12
Ebb +2 320 4.9 2.5 1.9 1.0 3.4 1.75 28/2/04 17:12
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Orkney, Upper Stronsay Firth
Latitude 5906'.1N Longitude 245'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2249 Tidal Diamond L            
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -5 146 4.3 2.2 1.7 0.9 3 1.54 3/2/04 17:12
Ebb 1 328 3.4 1.7 1.4 0.7 2.4 1.23 2/27/04 17:12
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Orkney, Central Stronsay Firth
Latitude 5902'.2N Longitude 245'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2250-1992 Tidal Diamond G            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -5 191 2.2 1.1 0.9 0.5 1.55 0.80 2/3/04 17:12
Ebb +2 346 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.45 0.75 28/2/04 17:12
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Orkney, Lower Stronsay Firth
Latitude 5859'.2N Longitude 241'.5W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2250-1992 Tidal Diamond T            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Aberdeen knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 145 2.5 1.3 1.1 0.6 1.8 0.93 29/2/04 17:12
Ebb +2 308 2.7 1.4 1.1 0.6 1.9 0.98 28/2/04 17:12
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Pentland Firth, Duncansby Hd
Latitude 5839'.0N Longitude 300'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Ebb -2 SW 7 3.6 3 1.5 5 2.57 28/2/04 14:53
Flood 4 NW 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, Between Duncansby Hd and Skerries
Latitude 5839'.5N Longitude 258'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -2 SW 9 4.6 4 2.1 6.5 3.34 28/2/04 14:53
Ebb 4 NW 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, South of Skerries
Latitude 5840'.0N Longitude 255'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 SW 12 6.2 5 2.6 8.5 4.37 29/2/04 14:53
Ebb 4 NW 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, North of Skerries
Latitude 5840'.0N Longitude 255'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -4 E 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
Ebb 3 W 5 2.6 2 1.0 3.5 1.80 29/2/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, South of South Ronaldsay                  
Latitude 5842'.0N Longitude 255'5 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -4 E 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
Ebb 2 W 6 3.1 2.5 1.3 4.25 2.18 28/2/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, Between Stroma and South Ronaldsay
Latitude 5845'.0N Longitude 300'5 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -2 S 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 28/2/04 14:53
Ebb 4 NNE 6 3.1 2.5 1.3 4.25 2.18 1/3/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, Outer Sound
Latitude 5843'.0N Longitude 306'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -2 E 9 4.6 4 2.1 6.5 3.34 28/2/04 14:53
Ebb 4 W 8 4.1 3.5 1.8 5.75 2.95 1/3/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, Inner Sound
Latitude 5839'.5N Longitude 317'0 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 E 5 2.6 2 1.0 3.5 1.80 29/2/04 14:53
Ebb +3 W 5 2.6 2 1.0 3.5 1.80 29/2/04 14:53
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Pentland Firth, South of Hoy
Latitude 5846'.0N Longitude 307'5 W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP209              
                   
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Ebb -3 E 6 3.1 2.5 1.3 4.25 2.18 29/2/04 14:53
Flood +3 W 7 3.6 3 1.5 5 2.57 29/2/04 14:53
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West Scotland, Northwest of Skye
Latitude 5744'.2N Longitude 617'.7W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 1755-1991 Tidal Diamond C            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Ullapool knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -1 57 2.3 1.2 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.82 27/2/04 22:46
Ebb 5 241 2 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.4 0.72 2/3/04 22:46
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West Scotland, Kyle of Rhea                  
Latitude 5712'.0N Longitude 540'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Atlas NP218              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -1 S 8 4.1 4.5 2.3 6.25 3.21 27/2/04 14:53
Ebb 5 N 7.9 4.1 4.4 2.3 6.15 3.16 2/3/04 14:53
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West Scotland, East of Eigg
Latitude 5653'.5N Longitude 606'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2207-1993              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -5 N 4 2.1 3 1.5 3.5 1.80 11:15
Ebb 0 S 4 2.1 3 1.5 3.5 1.80 11/2/04 11:15
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West Scotland, Gulf of Corryvrecken
Latitude 5609'.5N Longitude 543'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2326              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -4 E 8.5 4.4 6.5 3.3 7.5 3.9 11/2/04 10:07
Ebb 2 W 8.5 4.4 6.5 3.3 7.5 3.9 11/2/04 16:07
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West Scotland, Dorus Mor
Latitude 5607'.5N Longitude 536'.5W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2326              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 W 8 4.1 6 3.1 7 3.6 11/2/04 17:07
Ebb +3 E 6 3.1 4 2.1 5 2.6 11/2/04 11:07
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West Scotland, Ruadh Sgeir Ledges
Latitude 5611'.7N Longitude 539'.8W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2326              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 NE 6 3.1 4 2.1 5 2.6 11/2/04 17:07
Ebb +3 S 4 2.1 2 1.0 3 1.5 11/2/04 11:07
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West Scotland, Islay, Southwest of Orsay
Latitude 5540'.0N Longitude 635'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 1770              
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood 0 N 8.00 4.1 6.00 3.1 7.00 3.6  
Ebb +6 S 8.00 4.1 6.00 3.1 7.00 3.6  
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Kintyre, South of Mull
Latitude 5518'.0N Longitude 548'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2199              
 
Tidal Flow Hours Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
  Dover knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood 0 N 6.00 3.1 3.50 1.8 4.75 2.4 26/2/04 23:58
Ebb +6 S 6.00 3.1 3.50 1.8 4.75 2.4 3/3/04 23:58
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Kintyre, Southwest of Sanda
Latitude 4412'1 N Longitude 537'2 W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 2199 Tidal Diamond B            
 
Tidal Flow Hours Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Londonderry knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood 0 91 3.4 1.7 2.1 1.1 2.75 1.41 26/2/04 23:58
Ebb +6 272 3.3 1.7 2 1.0 2.65 1.36 3/3/04 23:58
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Kintyre, Sanda Sound
Latitude 5517'.0N Longitude 536'.0W            
Source Tidal Stream Arrow Chart 2126-1992              
 
Tidal Flow Hours Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood   knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 NE 5 2.6 4 2.1 4.5 2.31 14/2/04 11:15
Ebb +3 SE 5 2.6 4 2.1 4.5 2.31 14/2/04 11:15
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Galloway, South of Mull
Latitude 5435'.5N Longitude 450'.1W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 1411-1979 Tidal Diamond E            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Liverpool (Alfred Dock) knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 85 4.5 2.3 2.5 1.3 3.5 1.80 29/2/04 15:01
Ebb +3 247 3.7 1.9 2.1 1.1 2.9 1.49 29/2/04 15:01
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Galloway, Burrow Head
Latitude 5435'.5N Longitude 450'.1W            
Source Tidal Stream Table Chart 1411-1979 Tidal Diamond E            
 
Tidal Flow Hours before/after HW Direction Spring Speed Neap Speed Mean Speed Time
Ebb/Flood Liverpool (Alfred Dock) knots m/s knots m/s knots m/s GMT
Flood -3 76 2.7 1.4 1.7 0.9 2.2 1.13 29/2/04 15:01
Ebb +3 254 2.3 1.2 1.4 0.7 1.85 0.95 29/2/04 15:01
Galloway, South of Mull West Scotland, NW of Skye West Scotland, Kyle of Rhea West Scotland, Eigg West Scotland, SW of Islay West Scotland, Dorus Mor West Scotland, Gulf of Corryvrekan Kintyre, Sanda Sd Kintyre, South of Mull Kintyre, SW of Sanda Galloway, Burrow Hd West Scotland, Ruaidh Ledges Zoom in

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