Beauly Firth

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Beauly Firth
Kessock Bridge (7955403354).jpg
A view of the Kessock Bridge, crossing the Beauly Firth, 2012
Beauly Firth is located in Highland
Beauly Firth
Beauly Firth
Location in Scotland
LocationScotland, United Kingdom
Coordinates57°29′58″N 4°13′49″W / 57.49944°N 4.23028°W / 57.49944; -4.23028Coordinates: 57°29′58″N 4°13′49″W / 57.49944°N 4.23028°W / 57.49944; -4.23028
Primary inflowsRiver Beauly
Primary outflowsMoray Firth

The Beauly Firth is a firth in northern Scotland. It is the outlet of the River Beauly, and is bounded at one end by Beauly and at the other by Inverness (North Kessock and South Kessock), where it empties into the Moray Firth. The Kessock Ferry crossed at the eastern end since the 15th Century.[1] Today, the A9 crosses on the Kessock Bridge.

The River Ness empties into the Beauly Firth after flowing from Loch Ness by way of Inverness.

The Beauly Firth has several names in Scottish Gaelic including Linne Fharair, Poll an Ròid and Caolas Uisge a' Mhanachainn – the latter being a more literal version of the English.


  1. ^ "North Kessock and District History". North Kessock & District Local History Society. Retrieved 18 September 2009.