List of waterfalls of Scotland

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Much of Scotland is mountainous, western areas of the Highlands enjoy a wet climate. The more steeply plunging west coast highland rivers in particular are home to countless waterfalls.

Names of falls[edit]

The term ‘linn’ is found throughout southern and eastern Scotland (and in the northern English county of Northumberland). Confusingly linn can denote either a fall or the plunge pool or indeed a confined stretch of water. ‘Spout’ is another common word found throughout England and Scotland for particular types of fall though it is usually replaced by ‘sput’ in the formerly Gaelic-speaking parts of the latter.

The Gaelic word ‘eas’ is by far the most common term for a waterfall in the Scottish Highlands where the majority of place names are of Gaelic origin.

Highest waterfalls in Scotland[edit]

The list of highest waterfalls is sometimes debatable, due to the ambiguity of whether to measure the single largest fall or the sum of a series of falls, and many falls make false claims to the record. This table measures waterfalls by tallest single drop.

Waterfall Location Height (metres)
1 Eas a' Chual Aluinn 200
2 Steall waterfall 120
3 Falls of Glomach 113
=4 Falls of Foyers 62
=4 Falls of Clyde 62
=6 Falls of Bruar 60

Alphabetical tables of named waterfalls[edit]

A[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Achness Waterfall River Cassley NC468029 near Invercassley
Allalith Linn Allalith Burn NJ403589 near Fochabers
An Steall or Steall Falls Allt Coire a’ Mhail NN180682 Glen Nevis
Auchinlinnylinn Spout River Carron NS755843 near Denny
Avich Falls River Avich NM965140 west of Loch Awe

B[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Badger Fall River Affric NH299286 Glen Affric
Bearreraig Waterfall Bearreraig River NG515524 Trotternish, Skye
Bells Linn Bells Burn NY612948 near Kielder (on English border)
Black Linn of Blairvaich Duchray Water NS452997 near Aberfoyle
Black Spout tributary of Cooper's Burn NS610863 near Fintry
Black Spout Finglen Burn NS601797 near Lennoxtown
Bonnington Linn River Clyde NS8855041550 New Lanark
Bracklinn Falls Keltie Water NN645085 near Callander
Buchan Waterfall Buchan Burn NX417807 Glen Trool
Buck Loup Grey Mare’s Tail Burn NX490722 near Newton Stewart
Bucks Linn Craigshinnie Burn NX608797 near Dalry

C[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Caldron Linn Annet Burn, tributary of River Teith NN700048 near Doune
Cauldron Linn River Devon NT004988 near Crook of Devon
Carsindarroch Steps River Bladnoch NX304707 Galloway
Chest of Dee River Dee NO013886 Glen Dee
Corra Linn River Clyde NS8855041550 New Lanark
Corrie Spout Corrie Burn NS675789 Kilsyth Hills
Corrimony Falls River Enrick NH373292 Glen Urquhart
Craigie Linn Little Water of Fleet NX583652 Galloway
Clugie Linn Palnure Burn NX487713 near Newton Stewart
Culachy Falls Connachie Burn off River Tarff NH376058 near Fort Augustus
Culligran Falls River Farrar NH378401 Glen Strathfarrar
Culnaskiach Falls on tributary of Bruiach Burn NH487361 near Beauly
Cushat Linn[1] Boghead Burn NS638243 near Muirkirk

D[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Deil’s Caldron River Lednock NN768236 near Comrie
Derrygown Linn Derrygown Burn NX623631 Gatehouse of Fleet
Dog Falls Burn of Agie NN372898 near to Glen Roy
Dog Falls River Affric NH286283 Glen Affric
Downie’s Loup Gargunnock Burn NS707931 near Gargunnock
Drunmore Linn Baing Burn NS401020 near Straiton
Dualt Spout Dualt Burn NS501842 near Dumgoyne
Dundaff Linn River Clyde NS881423 New Lanark

E[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Eagle’s Fall Eas an Tuirc NN226143 Glen Fyne
Eas a’ Bhradain Allt Coire nam Bruadaran NG533265 in Red Cuillin, Skye
Eas a’ Chait Allt Eas a’ Chait NH580305 east of Loch Ness
Eas a’ Chaorainn unnamed stream NM817109 near Kilmelford
Eas a’ Chaorainn Abhainn Bheag NG792039 Knoydart
Eas a’ Chathaidh River Orchy NN247330 Glen Orchy
Eas a’ Chobhainn Duibh Wester Fearn Burn NH609865 near Ardgay
Eas a’ Chrannaig or Glenashdale Falls Allt Dhepin or Glenashdale Burn NS02982500 near Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Eas a Chraosain unnamed stream NH198956 north of Loch Achall, Ullapool
Eas a’ Mhuillidh Allt Coire Mhuillidh NH280389 Glen Strathfarrar
Eas a' Chual Aluinn on tributary of Abhainn a’ Loch Bhig NC280277 south of Loch Glencoul
Eas Aboist Allt Mios an Airigh NG157517 Duirinish, Skye
Eas Allt a’ Chaise Allt a’ Chaise NG865730 west of Loch Maree
Eas Allt a’ Mheil Allt a’ Mheil NH042023 north of Loch Quoich
Eas Allt an Tairbh Allt an Tairbh NR543889 Jura
Eas Allt Horn Allt Horn NC315426 near Loch Stack
Eas an Aighe Allt a’ Chuilinn NC317401 near Loch Stack
Eas an Dubhaidh Fionn Lighe NM959800 near Glenfinnan
Eas an Fhamhair Lussa River NR646875 Jura
Eas an Fhir Mhoir River Etive NN207512 Glen Etive
Eas an Fhithich River Cannich NH327322 Glen Cannich
Eas an Inbhire Allt an Inbhire NN027697 near Inverscaddle
Eas an Stocair Allt an Lon Biolaireich NM507447 Isle of Mull
Eas an Torre Mhoir Abhainn Duibhe NN461558 near Bridge of Gaur
Eas Bad a’ Chrotha Abhainn Bad a’ Chrotha NG782736 Badachro
Eas Bàn on tributary of Machrie Water NR942364 Arran
Eas Bàn Bruichladdich NR255612 Bruichladdich, Islay
Eas Bàn Allt Mor NG942279 Glen Elchaig
Eas Bàn Allt Ban an Li-ruighe NG983262 Glen Elchaig
Eas Bàn Allt Coire a’ Mhadaidh NN239746 The Grey Corries
Eas Bàn Russel Burn NG815410 near Kishorn
Eas Bàn Allt Eighidh NH096773 Dundonnell Forest
Eas Breac-achaidh Abhainn Inbhir Ghuisierein NG764042 Knoydart
Eas Buidhe Allt na Leth Bheinn NN062787 near Corpach
Eas Charron Alladale River NH459888 Glen Alladale
Eas Chia-aig Abhainn Chia-aig NN176889 east of Loch Arkaig
Eas Chlianaig Allt Beinn Chlianaig NN277799 near to Roybridge
Eas Choul Allt a Chuaille NH312832 Inverlael Forest
Eas Chuil Allt Blarghour NM998132 east of Loch Awe
Eas Cnoc na Morrar Allt a’ Ghlinne Mhoir NH401860 Glencalvie Forest
Eas Coire nan Choire Allt Coire nan Cnamh NG975045 near Kinlochhourn
Eas Creag an Luchda Abhainn a’ Ghlinne Duibhe NC311330 near Loch Glendhu
Eas Dhomhnuill Dhuibh Allt Eas Dhomhnuill Duibh NH096777 Dundonnell Forest
Eas Druim Dubh Thollaidh River Shiel NH002133 Glen Shiel
Eas Dubh on tributary of River Lonan NM942281 near Oban
Eas Dubh unnamed tributary of Cos Burn NN552033 south of Loch Venachar
Eas Dubh Allt an Fhir NM445194 Brolass, Isle of Mull
Eas Dubh Allt Coulavie NH117238 Glenaffric
Eas Dubh Allt Luirg nam Broc NH468286 Glen Urquhart
Eas Dubh Ullapool River NH151955 near Ullapool
Eas Dubh Uidh a’ Chlaigeil Abhainn Mhor NC210122 near Elphin
Eas Dubh a’Ghlinne Ghairbh Inverianvie River NG959887 Inchgavre Forest
Eas Dubh Gleann Tanagaidh Abhainn Gleann Tanagaidh NH085665 Fannichs
Eas Fionn River Lael NH232835 Inverlael Forest
Eas Fors Ardow Burn NM423497 near Dervaig, Isle of Mull
Eas Forsa below Loch Allan NR429676 Islay
Eas Geal Benlister Burn NR990310 near Lamlash, Arran
Eas Gluta Glutt Water NC987341 Flow Country
Eas Lathan Doodilmore River NR343748 Islay
Eas Maol Mhairi River Cannich NH319323 Glen Cannich
Eas Mhic Gorraidh Allt Easan Mhic Gorraidh NG844225 near Glenelg
Eas Mòr Allt Mor NS019223 near Auchenhew, (Arran)
Eas Mòr (lower) Abhainn Ghil NR275436 Islay
Eas Mòr (upper) Abhainn Ghil NR288433 Islay
Eas Mòr Allt Coire na Banachdich NG409214 Glen Brittle, Skye
Eas Mòr Kames River NM982103 east of Loch Awe
Eas Mòr Huisgill Burn NG325311 Minginish, Skye
Eas Mòr Abhainn an Easa’ Mhoir NM466230 Brolass, isle of Mull
Eas Mòr Abhainn Eilg NG814217 near Glenelg
Eas Mòr Burn of Auchness NJ105483 Glen Lossie
Eas Mòr Dibidal River NG211413 Duirinish, Skye
Eas Mòr River Torridon NG929561 Glen Torridon
Eas na Baintighearna Allt Pollain Riabhaich NH238929 Glen Achall
Eas na Bo Raibhaich unnamed tributary of River Aray NN084125 near Inveraray
Eas na Braiste Feith an Leothaid NC210198 south of Loch Assynt
Eas na Ciste Allt na Caillich NG976440 Strathcarron
Eas na Dabhaich unnamed stream NM540219 near Carsaig, Isle of Mull
Eas na Gaibhre River Kerry NG838720 near Gairloch
Eas na Muic unnamed stream NM877329 near Dunbeg, Oban
Eas na Saighe Caime Allt Poll an Droighim NC264221 Inchnadamph Forest
Eas na Speireig Allt Eas na Speirieg NH087703 Fannichs
Eas nam Beatach Allt Coralan NN350348 near Tyndrum
Eas nan Clag River Nant NN012265 near Taynuilt
Eas nan Coireachan unnamed tributary of Glengarrisdale River NR644953 Jura
Eas na Glutachan Allt Leacach NC279549 near Rhiconich
Eas nan Liathanach Allt nan Liathanach NN808689 Sunart
Eas nan Long River Lochy NN135790 near Fort William
Eas nan Lub Allt Strath a’ Ghlinne NN679170 Glen Artney
Eas of Auchness Burn of Auchness NJ115489 Glen Lossie
Eas Ruigh an t-Sagairt Allt na Glaic Moire NC085665 Inchnadamph Forest
Eas Tardil Allt Achaidh Bhig NG311571 Waternish, Skye
Eas Torran a’ Chompanaich Allt Coire Sheilich NH510895 Strathcarron
Eas Usige Toll a’ Mhadaidh Inverianvie River NG965873 Inchgarve Forest
Eas Urchaidh River Orchy NN243321 Glen Orchy
Easa Cumhang Levencorroch Burn NS011219 near Auchenhew, Arran
Easan Ban Allt an Eoin NH252105 Glen Moriston
Easan Bana Abhainn Ghlas NG828749 near Gairloch
Easan Bana Allt Loch Gaineamhach NG836442 near Kishorn
Easan Bhunachain River Roy NN322900 Glen Roy
Easan Buidhe Abhainn Inbhir Ghuiserein NG788035 Knoydart
Easan Choineas Glen Golly River NC409446 Glen Golly
Easan Dubh Allt Cam a’ Phuirt NR741805 Knapdale
Easan Dubh Allt na Lairige NN307695 near Loch Treig
Easan Dubh Allt Easain Duibh NH387912 east of Freevater Forest
Easan Dubha River Orchy NN266356 Glen Orchy
Easan Garbh Allt an Easain Ghairbh NC268528 near Rhiconich
Easan Labhar Allt an Easain Labhair NM531419 near Salen, Isle of Mull
Easan Laogh, Allt Coire Laogh NN078503 Glen Creran
Easan Mor Allt Coire Easain Mor NN317715 west of Loch Treig
Easan na Gaibhre River Cassley NC395135 Glen Cassley
Easan nan Son Gruinard River NG975890 Inchgarve Forest
Easan nan Toll Dubha Alladale River NH445894 Glen Alladale
Easann Dhonnchaidh unnamed stream NG788117 near Arnisdale
Enarg Falls River Einig NH381999 near Oykel Bridge
Enoch Linn Dunwan Burn NS579498 near Eaglesham
Ess of Glenlatterach Leanoch Burn NJ194534 near Elgin
Euchan Fall Euchan Water NS772088 near Sanquhar

F[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Fairy Loup Byre Burn NY395782 near Canonbie
Falls of Acharn Acharn Burn NN757432 near Kenmore
Falls of Balgy River Balgy NG849538 south of Upper Loch Torridon
Falls of Balnaguard Balnaguard Burn NN939510 near Grandtully
Falls of Barvick Barvick Burn NN850245 near Crieff
Falls of Bruar Bruar Water NN820666 Glen Garry
Falls of Camserney Camserney Burn NN815498 near Aberfeldy
Falls of Clyde River Clyde NS882413 near Lanark
Falls of Cruachan Allt Cruachan NN079269 Pass of Brander
Falls of Damff Water of Unich NO385791 Glen Lee
Falls of Dee Allt a Gharbh-choire (River Dee) NN943911 southwest of Braeriach
Falls of Dess Dess Burn NJ566004 near Aboyne
Falls of Divach Divach Burn NH494274 near Drumnadrochit
Falls of Dochart River Dochart NN571323 at Killin
Falls of Drumly Harry Nora Water NO452624 Glen Ogil
Falls of Edinample Burn of Ample NN602224 near Lochearnhead
Falls of Falloch River Falloch NN338208 Glen Falloch
Falls of Feakirk River Divie NJ037447 south of Forres
Falls of Fender Fender Burn NN878667 near Blair Atholl
Falls of Foyers (upper and lower sections) River Foyers NH498203 Foyers
Falls of Glomach Abhainn Gaorsaic NH018257 Glen Elchaig
Falls of Keltney Keltney Burn NN772496 Appin of Dull
Falls of Kirkaig River Kirkaig NC112178 near Inverkirkaig
Falls of Leny Garbh Uisge NN592087 near Callander
Falls of Lochay River Lochay NN543351 near Killin
Falls of Measach Abhainn Droma NH203778 near Ullapool
Falls of Moness Moness Burn NN852473 near Aberfeldy
Falls of Monzie Shaggie Burn NN884263 near Crieff
Falls of Ness Machany Water NN884157 near Muthill
Falls of Orrin River Orrin NH468517 near Muir of Ord
Falls of Pattack River Pattack NN557883 east of Loch Laggan
Falls of Rogie or Rogie Falls River Blackwater NH444584 near Contin
Falls of Roy River Roy NN360922 Glen Roy
Falls of Tarf Tarf Water NN983797 Glen Tilt
Falls of the Braan River Braan NO003415 near Dunkeld
Falls of the Glasallt Glas Allt NO270830 Glen Muick
Falls of Turret Turret Burn NN839243 near Crieff
Falls of Unich Water of Unich NO386802 Glen Lee
Foot Loup Grey Mare’s Tail Burn NX490723 near Newton Stewart
Forsan Burn of Mail HU407291 Cunningsburgh, Shetland

G[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Garnock Spout or Spout of Garnock River Garnock NS287608 near Lochwinnoch
Garpel Linn Whitehaugh Water NS619276 near Muirkirk
Gillwham Kinharvie Burn NX928653 near New Abbey
Glenshadale Falls or Eas a’ Chrannaig Glenashdale Burn or Allt Dhepin NR029250 near Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Goat Linn Cauldwell Sike NY455888 near Newcastleton
Gotter Linn Gotter Water NS345661 near Kilmacolm
Grey Mare's Tail Tail Burn NT183149 near Moffat
Grey Mare’s Tail Grey Mare’s Tail Burn NX491726 near Newton Stewart
Grey Mare's Tail Allt Coire na Ba NN187625 Kinlochmore
Greymare’s Tail Churn Burn NS727153 near Kirkconnel
Grey Mare’s Tail unnamed stream NX374390 near Monreith
Grey Mare’s Tail Jaw Burn NS500752 near Duntocher
Guisachan Fall Allt na Sidhean NH290249 near Tomich

H, I, J[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Hespies Linn Penkiln Burn NX451724 near Newton Stewart
Hilly Linn Shaw Burn NT662097 near Chesters
Hog Gill Spout Hog Gill NY462892 near Newcastleton
Inverlair Falls River Spean NN339807 Glen Spean
Inversnaid Falls Arklet Water NN337087 east of Loch Lomond
Ishneich Gallangad Burn NS453815 near Alexandria

K[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Kettle Caldron Auchmantle Burn NX167627 near New Luce
Kidd’s Linn Staneshiel Burn NY544914 in Liddesdale
Kilfinnan Fall Kilfinnan Burn NN271967 north of Loch Lochy

L[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Lady’s Linn Penkiln Burn NX447699 near Newton Stewart
Laggan Linn White Laggan Burn NX467770 near Newton Stewart
Linn of Avon River Avon NJ175073 Glen Avon
Linn of Barhoise River Bladnoch NX338623 near Kirkcowan
Linn of Dee River Dee NO062897 near Inverey
Linn of Muick River Muick NO332895 Glen Muick
Linn of Quoich Quoich Water NO115913 near Braemar
Linn of Tanar River Tanar NO387890 Glen Tanar
Linn of Tummel River Tummel NN909599 near Pitlochry
Linne Chumhann Innerhadden Burn NN670568 near Kinloch Rannoch
Linnford Glen Burn NS209524 near Fairlie
Loup of Fintry Endrick Water NS662862 near Fintry
Loup of Kilfeddar Main Water of Luce NX152675 near New Luce
Loup of Penwhirn Penwhirn Burn NX130695 near New Luce
Loups of Barnshangan Cross Water of Luce NX193650 near New Luce
Loups of Dalnigap Main Water of Luce NX134708 near New Luce
Lynn Spout Caaf Water NS283484 near Dalry

M, N[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Mealt Waterfall Loch Mealt outflow NG505650 near Ellishadder, Isle of Skye
Meeting of Three Waters River Coe, Allt Doire-bheith and Allt Coire Gabhail NN173563 Glen Coe
Murnoch Spout Murchan Burn NS290609 near Lochwinnoch
Na h-Easain Water of Nevis NN203686 Glen Nevis
Ness Waterfall Water of Coyle NS411214 near Coylton

O, P, Q, R[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Oykel Falls River Oykel NC182012 near Oykel Bridge
Peggie’s Spout Bin Burn NS678821 Kilsyth Hills
Plodda Falls Allt na Bodachan NH277238 near Tomich
Reekie Linn River Isla NO253537 Glen Isla
Rogie Falls (or Falls of Rogie) Black Water NH444584 near Contin

S[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Shepherd’s Linn Ballintomb Burn NJ208428 Strathspey
Shin Falls River Shin NH576994 near Invershin
Spectacle E’e Falls Kype Water NS716433 near Strathaven
Spout of Achentallach Spout Burn NX666567 near Twynholm
Spout of Balbowie Cammal Burn NS643870 Fintry Hills
Spout of Ballaggan Ballaggan Burn NS572802 near Strathblane
Spout of Ballochleam Boquhan Burn NS652898 Gargunnock Hills
Spout of Garnock or Garnock Spout River Garnock NS287608 near Lochwinnoch
Spout Linn Waterhead Burn NT190148 near Eskdalemuir
Sput a’ Chleibh Water of Ruchill NN732178 Glen Artney
Sput Beag Allt Mor NN555135 near Loch Lubnaig
Sput Dubh tributary stream to Loch Katrine NN385140 north of Loch Katrine
Sput Dubh Allt an Sput Dhuibh NN584262 near Lochearnhead
Sput Dubh Allt a Choire Fhuadaraich NN604194 near Lochearnhead
Sput Dubh tributary stream to Loch Ard NN481024 near Aberfoyle
Sput Dubh Allt na Cuile NC940092 near Brora
Sput Leacach on tributary of Brackland Burn NN657088 near Callander
Sput Mor Allt Mor NN557136 near Loch Lubnaig
Sput Rolla River Lednock NN728284 Glen Lednock
Sputan Ban Allt Coulavie NH135227 Glen Affric
Steall Falls or An Steall Allt Coire a’ Mhail NN180682 Glen Nevis
Steall Abhainn na Cloich Abhainn na Cloich NB536508 near Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
Steallair Eunaich Eas Eunaich NN140309 near Dalmally
Steallaire Ban tributary of Allt Riabhachan NN072091 near Inveraray
Stinchar Falls River Stinchar NX371963 Galloway
Stonebyres Falls River Clyde NS853440 near Lanark
Stuck Chapel Spout Stuck Chapel Burn NN783338 Glen Almond
Suie Linn Water of Minnoch NX365857 Galloway
Swallow Craig Black Devon NT047947 near Saline

T[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Tairlaw Linn Water of Girvan NS408010 near Straiton
The Black Spout Edradour Burn NN953577 near Pitlochry
The Linn Burn of Garbity NJ308521 near Rothes
The Linn Back Burn NO037090 Ochil Hills
The Linn River Lossie NJ117457 Glen Lossie
The Stulan The Stulan Burn NO256824 Glen Muick
Tommore Linn Ballintomb Burn NJ209429 Strathspey
Torboll Fall Abhainn an t-Sratha Charnaig NH744985 near Rogart

U, V, W, X, Y, Z[edit]

Waterfall name River or stream OS Grid ref. general location
Victoria Falls Abhainn Garbhaig NG895711 south of Loch Maree
Waukers Linn Polharrow Burn NX585853 near Dalry
White Falls River Roy NN397933 Glen Roy
White Spout Finglen Burn NS599799 near Lennoxtown
Whitespout Linn Whitespout Lane NX453933 Galloway

References[edit]

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map series, sheets 309-470

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ possibly now removed by open-casting

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