This page covers the main rivers in the North West of Scotland, from Knoydart (opposite the Southern part of the Isle of Skye) in the South, to Cape Wrath in the North. Rivers are listed from South to North. Click the names for more details on each
Not to be confused with the East Coast Carron which flows into the Kyle of Sutherland, the West Coast Carron flows into Loch Carron which is situated just to the north of Kyle of Lochalsh.
Ewe & Loch Maree
This is one of the largest catchments on the West Coast. The river Ewe flows out of the 12 mile long Loch Maree once a famed sea trout loch.
Gruinard & Little Gruinard
Two classic spate rivers both draining into Gruinard Bay to the west of Ullapool.
This river flows into the sea to the south of Lochinver but due to some high falls only 2 or 3 miles at the bottom is fishable.
Another of the larger west coast rivers, which flows into the Sea at LochInver
Laxford & Loch Stack
Entering the sea between Scourie and Cape Wrath the Laxford system includes Loch Stack, once famed for its sea trout
Other Rivers in this area
Include: Shiel of Duich, Broom, Ullapool, Polly
We also have a page on rivers on the Isle of Skye