Click on the following link for tidal predictions in the area you choose. These tidal predictions are not provided by Clyde Cruising Club and the club cannot accept any responsibility for accuracy, but we have found them to be informative and useful.
We thank Tideschart.com, and its founder Ryan Blundell for permission to link to this resource.
Two Coastguard stations cover the Scottish West Coast areas:
Belfast Coastguard covers the area Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre and including the Firth of Clyde, and north to Ardnamurchan
Stornoway Coastguard covers Ardnamurchan to Cape Wrath.
There is an overlap of reception by both Coastguard offices in the area Mull of Kintryre to Ardnamurchan.
Initial announcements are made on ch 16 and thereafter the forecasts are made from various transmitter sites. The working channels are announced on Ch 16, so listen for the strongest, and switch to that to hear the forecast.
Forecasts by Coastguards are made at local time; i.e. the 'clock time' that the broadcast is made remains the same throughout the year. The forecasts by Stornoway Coastguard are made every three hours commencing at 0210 and thereafter at 0510, 0810, 1110, 1410, 1710, 2010 and 2310. The times given are not precise as forecasts may be delayed or omitted during casualty working.
Further coverage is given by Shetland Coastguard, covering Orkney and Shetland areas. Aberdeen Coastguard covers the east coast.