Explore the beautiful Scotland Lochs and Rivers on Scotland.com

Due to its long coastline, plentiful rivers and large inland lakes, the people of Scotland have long been involved in fishing and ship building. Today there are still quite a few fishing hamlets as well as many large cities which have evolved from their prominent positions by strategically important waterways.

Loch Fyne is the longest Loch in Scotland – penetrating over 40 miles inland.
There are several fresh-water lochs such as the Loch Ness and Loch Eriboll. Many of the Lochs offer amazing natural beauty and are appreciated for this by tourists and locals alike. Several of the Lochs –
such as Loch Lomond have small ‘islands’ in them which are sometimes
inhabited. Truly, the eerie calm waters of Scotland are a sight for the


There are 26 rivers which flow into the sea from Scotland but very few
are well known. Below are a few of the better known ones:

  • The Tay River
  • The Spey River
  • The Clyde River
  • The Tweed River
  • The Dee River
  • The Don River
  • The Forth River


There are numerous Lochs in Scotland which are appreciated by locals and
tourists alike. Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water Loch and offers amazing
natural beauty. The biggest lochs in Scotland are:

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