The tide gauge housing is located in the ice plant at Kinlochbervie harbour.
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Tide gauge location
The GRP cabinet houses the tide gauge equipment which consists of a POL data logger and a three-channel bubbler system. The
pressure points are fixed to a pile beneath the cabinet.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
There are currently no external users.
1991 – Tide gauge system established with the DATARING system and two full-tide bubblers
1991 – System converted to battery operation due to large power surges in the ice plant
1991 – Pneumatic tubes damaged
1992 – Pneumatic tubes replaced
2001 – System faulty, returned to workshop for repair
2003 – New system installed with the POL data logger
2004 – Mid-tide bubbler installed
2004 – Full tide measuring systems buried in silt
2005 – POL diving team repositioned the full tide bubblers above silt level