Scavaig River

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Stepping stones across the river

The Scavaig River or River Coruisk[1] is a river on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. It is located amongst the Cuillin, and flows from Loch Coruisk to meet the sea at Loch na Cuilce, an inlet of Loch Scavaig.[2][3]

View of the river and Loch na Cuilce, from Sgurr na Stri
Mouth of the river

At only a few hundred metres long, it may be the shortest river in the United Kingdom[4] (the River Morar in the West Highlands is another contender).


  1. ^ Townsend, Chris (2010). Scotland (World Mountain Ranges). Cicerone Press. pp. 489–490. ISBN 978-1852844424.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale Landranger map
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer
  4. ^ McInnes, Hamish (2009). Scottish Rock: Volume 2 North. Pesda Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-1906095079.

Coordinates: 57°11′53″N 6°09′31″W / 57.1981°N 6.1585°W / 57.1981; -6.1585