Grampian

Introduction

Times of high water

Portessie: High water is 1 hours and 35 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Banff: High water is 1 hours and 30 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Fraserburgh: High water is 1 hours and 10 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Boddam: High water is at high water at Aberdeen

Whitehills: High water is 1 hours and 30 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Cove: High water is at high water at Aberdeen

Gardenstown: High water is 1 hours and 10 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Scotston: High water is 40 minutes before high water at Aberdeen

Collieston: High water is at high water at Aberdeen

Stonehaven: High water is 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen

Montrose: High water is 55 minutes after high water at Aberdeen

Tidal streams

Between Bow Fiddle Rock and Sandend: The east going stream begins at 4 hours and 10 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 0.5 knots at springs.

Between Portessie and Bow Fiddle Rock: The east north-east going stream begins at 20 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west south-west going stream begins at 5 hours and 45 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1 knots at springs.

Off Kinnaird Head: The south-east going stream begins at 4 hours and 40 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The north-west going stream begins at 1 hours and 40 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1.5 knots at springs.

Off Troup Head: The east going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 2 knots at springs.

Off Knock Head : The east going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 0.5 knots at springs.

Between Troup Head and Rosehearty: The east going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 0.5 knots at springs.

Between Macduff and Gardenstown: The east going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 0.5 knots at springs.

Off Banff Bay: The east going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 0.5 knots at springs.

Off Rattray Head: The south south-east going stream begins at 4 hours and 40 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The north north-west going stream begins at 1 hours and 40 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 3 knots at springs.

Inshore Peterhead: The north going stream begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The south going stream begins at 3 hours and 50 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. Tides turn about an hour earlier inshore than offshore.

1.5 km offshore Peterhead: The north going stream begins at 3 hours and 10 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The south going stream begins at 5 hours and 35 minutes after high water at Aberdeen.

Offshore Peterhead: The north going stream begins at 20 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The south going stream begins at 6 hours before high water at Aberdeen. The north going stream reaches a speed of 2.1 knots at springs. The south going stream reaches a speed of 1.7 knots at springs.

Boddam: The north going stream begins at 1 hours and 30 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The south going stream begins at 4 hours before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 3 knots at springs.

Between Boddam and Port Erroll: The north north-east going stream begins at 2 hours after high water at Aberdeen. The south south-west going stream begins at 4 hours before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1 knots at springs. At springs, tides turn up to an hour earlier in both directions.

Between Port Erroll and Collieston: The north-east going stream begins at 2 hours after high water at Aberdeen. The south-west going stream begins at 4 hours before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1 knots at springs. On springs up to 1 hr earlier in each direction.

Outside Aberdeen Harbour: The south-east going stream begins at 4 hours and 30 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The north-west going stream begins at 1 hours and 30 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1 knots at springs.

Off Girdle Ness: The north going stream begins at 1 hours and 30 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The south going stream begins at 4 hours and 30 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 2.5 knots at springs.

Between Aberdeen and Stonehaven: The north north-east going stream begins at 2 hours after high water at Aberdeen. The south south-west going stream begins at 4 hours before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 1 knots at springs. On springs, up to 1 hr earlier in both directions.

Between Stonehaven and Inverbervie: The north north-east going stream begins at 2 hours after high water at Aberdeen. The south south-west going stream begins at 4 hours before high water at Aberdeen. On springs, up to 1hr earlier in both directions.

Entrance to Montrose Harbour: The east going stream begins at 55 minutes after high water at Aberdeen. The west going stream begins at 5 hours and 20 minutes before high water at Aberdeen. The flow reaches a speed of 7 knots at springs.

Notes

Access/Egress

Portknockie: (NJ 488 687) g

Findochty: (NJ 462 680) g

Rosehearty: (NJ 934 677) g

Sandhaven: (NJ 966 674) g

Cullen: (NJ 505 674) g

Portessie: (NJ 446 669) g

Sandend: (NJ 556 666) g More parking at beach than harbour, drop car off if necessary.

Portsoy Harbour: (NJ 591 665) g

Fraserburgh: (NK 001 662) g

Cullykhan Bay: (NJ 838 661) g

Portsoy- Links Bay: (NJ 594 662) g

Whitehills: (NJ 660 659) g

Cairnbulg: (NK 034 656) g

Pennan : (NJ 846 656) g Parking looks very difficult if possible at all.

Gardenstown: (NJ 799 650) g Small stony beach just east may be easier and have more parking than harbour.

Macduff: (NJ 720 647) g

Aberdour Beach: (NJ 886 647) g

Banff: (NJ 689 647) g May need to drop boats in harbour and park in nearby car park.

Portgordon: (NJ 396 644) g

St Combs: (NK 055 634) g

Scotston: (NK 114 523) g

Peterhead: (NK 120 474) g

Peterhead Bay: (NK 125 451) g

Boddam Harbour: (NK 134 427) g

Port Erroll: (NK 094 356) g Dries and can be muddy at LW.

Collieston, St Catherine's Dub: (NK 043 287) g Lots of parking.

Collieston Harbour: (NK 040 285) g Easier if surf but may have to park car elsewhere.

Cove: (NJ 955 006) g

Stonehaven: (NO 879 853) g May need to park in public car park after dropping off boats.

Catterline: (NO 870 781) g

Inverbervie: (NO 834 723) g

Gourdon: (NO 826 707) g Perhaps HW only?

Johnshaven: (NO 796 669) g

Milton of Mathers: (NO 777 656) g Need to check.

Montrose- Ferryden: (NO 720 568) g

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