River Deveron

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River Deveron near Inverkeithny

The River Deveron (Scottish Gaelic: Dubh Èireann), known anciently as the Dovern, is a river in the north east of Scotland. The river has a length of 60 miles (97 km), and has a reputation for its Atlantic salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing. In its upper reaches peaty water flows over a bottom of shingle and rock and is fast flowing.[1]

The river has its source in the Ladder Hills between Glenbuchat and the Cabrach, part of the Grampian range. It begins as a small highland stream among peaty and heather covered country before leaving the hills and entering the rolling lowlands of fertile farmland. The two main streams in its upper course are the Alt Deveron and the Black Water. Some 17 miles downstream from the river's source, the river passes through the town of Huntly, where it is joined by its tributary, the River Bogie.[2]

The Deveron is "the dark-rolling stream Duvranna" of James Macpherson's Ossian.[3]

Four miles further downstream the Deveron's second tributary, the River Isla flows in from the northwest. From this point on the Deveron becomes a mature river, pursuing a winding course through Turriff and finally flowing into the Moray Firth between the twin towns of Banff and Macduff.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Deveron". Turriff Tackle And Trophies. Retrieved 23 April 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "The Rivers". The River Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board. Archived from the original on 19 May 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2006. 
  3. ^ Glass, Aberdeenshire: The Story of a Parish, James Godsman, 1970

External links[edit]

Media related to River Deveron at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 57°40′N 2°31′W / 57.667°N 2.517°W / 57.667; -2.517