River Ness

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River Ness
River Ness looking downstream towards the Greig Street Bridge
River Ness location
Physical characteristics
 - locationLoch Dochfour
 - elevation52.49 ft (16.00 m)
 - locationBeauly Firth
 - elevation0 ft (0 m)
Length6.2 mi (10.0 km)
Basin size1,850 km2 (710 sq mi)
 - average300 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s)
River Ness looking upstream towards Inverness Castle, Inverness, Scotland

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".