Pentland Firth

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Pentland Firth
1972 Orkney Islands.jpg
Leukin athort the watters o the Pentland Firth tae the island o Hoy in Orkney
Map shawin the location o Pentland Firth
Map shawin the location o Pentland Firth
Location in Scotland
Location Scotland, UK
OS grid ND355815
Coordinates 58°42′58″N 3°06′54″W / 58.716°N 3.115°W / 58.716; -3.115Coordinates: 58°42′58″N 3°06′54″W / 58.716°N 3.115°W / 58.716; -3.115

The Pentland Firth (Scots Gaelic: An Caol Arcach, meanin the Orcadian Strait) is a strait which separates the Orkney Islands frae Caithness in the north o Scotland. Despite the name, it isna a firth.