Ness  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Ness like this:

Ness, a river carrying off the surplus water of the drainage basin of Loch Ness. As noticed below, it issues from the NE end of Loch Dochfour over a weir, constructed to keep the water of the loch at a proper height for the Caledonian Canal, and has from this a course of about 7 miles, nearly parallel to the line of the Canal, till it reaches the Moray Firth below Inverness. ...

The channel has a regular inclination over a gravelly bottom, and the stream is about 180 feet wide, with a mean depth in summer of about 3 feet, and in winter of often double that amount. The lower part of its course is noticed in the article on Inverness. It is an excellent salmon river, and the fishing season lasts from 10 Feb. to 15 Oct.

Ness through time

Ness is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ness itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ness, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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