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General information - Location

CountryScotland
Part ofUnited Kingdom
Location in country North
Location in EuropeWest Europe
Coordinates (WGS84)Long: -2.9773,Lat: 59.3091 marker
Elevation8 meter above sea level
Local time19:08:41pm
At islandWestray
Name Scotland
Name Orkney Islands
Name North Isles

Nearest 5 places
Placename Distance Direction
1 Broughton0.4 km North
2 Pierowall1.3 km NorthNorthWest
3 Midbea2.9 km South
4 Rackwick3 km North
5 Langskaill4.5 km SouthSouthWest

Nearest 3 capitals
Capitalname Country Distance Direction
1 T├│rshavn   Faroe-islands365 km NorthNorthWest
2 GlasgowScotland399 km SouthSouthWest
3 Belfast   Northern-ireland557 km SouthSouthWest

Characteristics - Physical Geography

Braehead lies at the North Sea (direction North). The nearest bigger lake is Loch of Swannay (2.1 km2 at a distance of 22.8 km in SouthWestern direction).The place is located at an island named Westray. The distance to the mainland is 65.6 km.

The most nearby international border is the English-Scotish border with a straight distance of 393.8 km in Southern direction. The estimated travel distance is around 551 km.
Elevation around place: very low location (near sea level): 25%, low location: 75%, The hills are mainly eastern orientated. The most common land use in the area is agriculture.
Nearby scheduled flights are operated from (national) airport Edinburgh Airport (at a distance of 376 km and direction SouthSouthWest).The closest smaller (subnational) airport is Eday Airport (at a distance of 18 km in SouthSouthEastern direction).

Landscape - Landuse (within 5km)

 Nature   6.3 km2 
 17% 
 Agriculture   29.8 km2 
 80.3% 
 Rock-Sand   0.6 km2 
 1.6% 

Climate - Temperature and Precipitation


Location of Braehead in country Scotland


Braehead at Physical map (height map)


Tourist information - Travel Guide

Nearest 3 UNESCO-sites
Name Country Distance Direction
1 Heart of Neolithic OrkneyUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland37 km SouthSouthWest
2 St KildaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland366 km WestSouthWest
3 The Forth BridgeUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland370 km SouthSouthWest


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Relief: Altitude classes in percent (within 5km)


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Current weather at Pierowall

Type of weather in Pierowallovercast clouds weericoon
Current temperature: 4 degrees Celcius
Rain last 3 hours : No precipitation
Wind: 11.68 mtr/sec (windforce - bft 6)
Wind direction: North East
Air pressure: 1006 mb
Humidity: 60 %
Daylength at 9 December 2022:6 hour and 19 minutes
Sunrise :09:55 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset :16:13 Europe/Amsterdam

Weather coming 24 hours

Pierowall - GB (longitude: -2.9773, latitude: 59.3091)
Distance weather station to place (direction NNO): 0 Kilometers

22:00
6 degrees
1007 mbar
light rainweericoon
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1010 mbar
light rainweericoon
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7:00
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1013 mbar
light rainweericoon

10:00
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1015 mbar
light rainweericoon
16:00
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1015 mbar
light rainweericoon
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