Waterfalls are magnificent parts of nature. Adored by humans since the dawn of time, there is something about them that draws people to experience them. Scotland is blessed with hundreds, if not thousands of waterfalls. I tried to count how many named waterfalls there were in the Country, but I stopped counting when I hit 100 and I had just started the E’s…….
As I share through my blog, I want to put together albums of related images, and waterfalls seemed like a good place to start. Although, judging by the volume of waterfalls in Scotland, I have a lot of options for creating more images of waterfalls here!
Here is a small selection of waterfalls from Scotland that I have created over the last few years, enjoy!
Gore Glen is a cracking spot just next to Gorebridge in Midlothian. The River South Esk runs through the Glen and passes over a few weirs on its way through the Glen.
Gore Glen is a cracking spot just next to Gorebridge in Midlothian. The River South Esk runs through the Glen and passes over a few weirs on its way through the Glen. When the water level is just right during autumn, the leaves get caught in a whirpool of sorts and fantastic images can be made when utilising a long exposure.
Whaligoe Steps are near Wick on the far North East coast of Scotland. An old set of stairs built by the local fishing community to get their catch up the steep cliffs. The waterfall by their side makes for a fantastic addition to the falls.
The Cauldron is a waterfall just up from the Kingshouse Hotel at the heads of Glen Coe and Glen Etive. First named by David Mould (www.davidmould.co.uk) it has fantastic views of Buachaille Etive Mor and, in the instance, Creise.
Crawton Ness sits about 4 miles South of Stonehaven. The village of Crawton was deserted in the late 1920's by the fishing community who had lived there for years. Falling into the North Sea means that the waterfall is perfectly placed for sunrise photography.
The Falls of Edinample lie just South of Loch Earn. A well hidden waterfall from the roadside, it is well worth a visit if you are passing through the nearby Lochearnhead.
Black Linn Falls are probably one of the best known waterfalls in Perthshire. Sitting just next to Ossians Hall in the Hermitage, it is a fantastically rugged waterfall that looks especially good in Autumn!
Possibly Scotlands most Photographed waterfall. Sitting at the foot of Buachaille Etive Mor, it is beautifully placed for great photo opportunities in all weathers and seasons.
The Loup of Fintry is a series of waterfalls on the Endrick Water in the Carron Valley. Coming at the right point of the year allows you to catch the sun as it sets behind the hills.
Linn Jaw is one of West Lothians hidden gems. Sitting just South of Livingston, it isn't the easiest to access, but it is more than worth the effort!
Finnich Glen has really risen in popularity over the last few years after being in the TV show Outlander. (It also appeared a few years earlier in the movie "The Eagle"). The water in the gorge is a beautiful red colour, match that with the moss covered green walls and it is an amazing place to visit.
Abhain Coire Mhic Nobuil is a hidden wee waterfall in Torridon between Liathach and Beinn Alligin. Only a kilometre from the road, it is hidden from the path so I wonder how many people have walked past this waterfall without even realising it is there.
Anyone who has driven up the A9 more than a couple of times has probably stopped at the House of Bruar. Sitting next to the shop is a fantastic walk along the Bruar Water. The upper parts of the walk take you past some fantastic waterfalls - great for gorge walking and swimming!
The Water of Leith flows for 24 miles from it's source in the Pentland Hills until it reaches the Firth of Forth at Leith. Winding through the centre of Edinburgh, it is another jewel in the crown of this amazing city. As it passes through Dean Village, just West of Princes Street, it goes over a couple of weirs. One in particular, sitting just East of Dean Village is very picturesque. Catch it in the right light in Autumn and it is incredible.