River Carron, Wester Ross
The River Carron is a river in Ross-shire, in Wester Ross, flowing from the heart of the shire south-westwards to Loch Carron, a long sea-loch on the west coast. It is one of two rivers of that name in the county: the other, in Easter Ross, flows eastwards to the Kyle of Sutherland.
The A890 road and a branch of the Highland railway, which extends to Kyle of Lochalsh, runs along part of the river's south-eastern shore.
Stocking of juvenile Atlantic salmon into the River Carron has brought this fish back from the brink of local extinction. Having made a dramatic recovery, the salmon has contributed to an improvement in the biodiversity of the whole area with kingfishers now established locally, as well as increased numbers of ospreys visiting.
- Graeme Smith (2006-12-12). "Dramatic recovery for salmon in River Carron". The Herald. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. http://web.archive.org/web/20070930201011/http://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/defaultpage121bc1.aspx?pageID=131&rlID=447. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- Map of the mouth of the Carron into Loch Carron: 57°25’33"N, 5°26’2"W