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What is the longest river in Scotland?

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What is the longest river in Scotland?

The longest river in Scotland is located on the North Sea side of the United Kingdom.

1 . River Tay

River Tay is the longest river in Scotland with a length of 193 kilometers. It is also the sixth longest river in the United Kingdom.

It rises in the Highlands and flows down through the cities of Perth and Dundee until it flows into the Firth of Tay on the east coast of Scotland.

2 . Tay River Basin

Tay River Basin has an area of approximately 4,970 km2. The main tributaries of the Tay are:

  • Left bank: river Lyon, river Tummel and river Isla.
  • Right bank: River Almond, River Earn and River Braan.

tributaries of river tay

Tributaries of the River Tay (Wikipedia/CC).

3 . River Tay Special Area of Conservation (SAC)

The River Tay Special Area of Conservation (SAC) holds the highest wildlife accolade as part of the Natura 2000 network, a series of sites of international importance for wildlife across the European Union.

The River Tay SAC has been designated as a Natura 2000 site for Atlantic salmon, sea lamprey, river lamprey, river brook lamprey, brook lamprey, clear water lakes and otters. It is also important for the freshwater pearl mussel, which is a protected species.

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