Falls of Shin

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Many thanks to Falls of Shin Visitors Centre for facilitating this camera's location. A day out at the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre is a truly wonderful experience for all the family.

Open all year round, and only an hour's drive north from Inverness, amongst spectacular Highland Scenery, it's worth the journey.

Dramatic waterfalls and the famous, natural Atlantic Salmon Leap can take your breath away.The River Shin is a river in the Scottish North West Highlands.

The river flows from Loch Shin into the Dornoch Firth and then into the North Sea. The river is just 7 miles long. Around the Shin loch are some mountain ranges; the 3,273 foot Ben More Assynt in the west and Ben Klibreck 3,154 feet to the east. The loch drains to the North Sea by way of the short River Shin that feeds into the Dornoch Firth.

In the 1950s, the level of the loch was raised by over 30 feet by the construction of Lairg Dam by Wimpey Construction as part of a hydro-electric scheme.