RIVERS AND STREAMS IN SCOTLAND

ream snaking across the highland landscape near Kinbrace in Scotland.

Water is everywhere in Scotland – in peat bogs that squelch underfoot, in sprawling lochs, and in majestic rivers and meandering streams. The country has 11 major rivers, several of which are included in this image gallery, including the River Tay that, with a length of 120 miles, is Scotland’s longest river and the seventh longest river in Britain.

Here you’ll also discover the Tweed River that meanders across the landscape for more than 97 miles and that ultimately flows across the border into England on its contorted route to its estuary at Berwick-upon-Tweed. And you’ll see images of the River Dee that’s famed not only as one of Scotland’s longest rivers but also for the fact that it begins at a height of  4,000 feet (1,220 metres) above sea level, making its source the highest of any river in Britain. From there it’s downhill all the way as the Dee makes its 85 mile long journey  to the city of Aberdeen where its destiny is to unite with the cold and turbulent waters of the North Sea.

The photos in this image gallery offer a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most alluring waterways, both large and small, and by clicking on the buttons below you can discover the rivers and streams within another region of Britain.

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To view a list of the rivers, canals, and streams in Scotland that are featured in this photo gallery  

  • Forth River
  • River Dee, Linn of Dee
  • River Moriston, Invermorrison
  • River Ness, Inverness
  • River Tay, Dunkeld
  • Thurso River, Thurso
  • River Tweed, Melrose

CLICK ON A PHOTO TO SEE A LARGER VIEW AND FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMAGE.

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