River South Esk

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River South Esk
River
River South Esk at Aucharn - geograph.org.uk - 313617.jpg
River Esk at Glen Doll
Country Scotland
Tributaries
 - left Burn of Fafernie, Burn of Gowal, Style Burn, Ketchie Burn, Burn of Gourrock, Moulzie Burn, Capel Burn, Cald Burn, Rottal Burn, Burn of Kinrive, Noran Water
 - right Burn of Altcluthie, Burn of Loupshiel, Burn of Leck, Whitewater, Burn of Gourach, Burn of Farthal, Prosen Water
Source Loch Esk
 - location Glen Doll, Angus, UK
 - elevation 730 m (2,395 ft)
 - coordinates 56°53′55.4814″N 3°15′15.2526″W / 56.898744833°N 3.254236833°W / 56.898744833; -3.254236833
Mouth Montrose Basin, North Sea
 - location Montrose, UK
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 56°42′10.9074″N 2°26′27.3192″W / 56.703029833°N 2.440922000°W / 56.703029833; -2.440922000Coordinates: 56°42′10.9074″N 2°26′27.3192″W / 56.703029833°N 2.440922000°W / 56.703029833; -2.440922000
River South Esk
Burn of Fafernie
Loch Esk
Burn of Gowal
Burn of Altcluthie, Style Burn
Burn of Loupshiel
Ketchie Burn
Burn of Gourrock
Burn of Leck
Moulzie Burn
Capel Burn
Cald Burn
Whitewater
Burn of Gourach
Burn of Farthal
Clova
Rottal Burn
Braeminzion
Burn of Kinrive
Cortachy
Prosen Water
Shielhill bridge
Justinhaugh bridge
A90 road, Finavon Bridge
Noran Water
Netherton ford
Blalkie Mill
Stannochy Bridge
Brechin Bridge
Bridge of Dun
Steinshell Burn
Montrose Basin
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
A92 road
Montrose
estuary

The South Esk (Scottish Gaelic: Easg Dheas) is a river in Angus, Scotland. It rises in the Grampian Mountains at Loch Esk in Glen Doll and flows through Glen Clova to Strathmore at Cortachy, 5 km north of Kirriemuir. Its course takes it past Brechin and enters the North Sea at Montrose Basin.[1]

Since the 17th century, the South Esk has been held as an earldom by the Carnegie family. The current earl is James, who is also duke of Fife.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer for Scotland overview
  2. ^ "Southesk, Earl of". Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved May 2015.