|- location||Loch Dochfour|
|- elevation||52.49 ft (16.00 m)|
|- location||Beauly Firth|
|- elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Length||6.2 mi (10.0 km)|
|Basin size||1,850 km2 (710 sq mi)|
|- average||300 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s)|
The River Ness is a river in Highland, Scotland. It flows from Loch Dochfour, at the northern end of Loch Ness, north-east to the mouth of the Beauly Firth at Inverness, a distance of about 6 miles (10 kilometres), with a fall in height of about 16 metres (52 feet). The river is the origin of the name of Inverness which is from Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, meaning "Mouth of the Ness".