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Carron Water
Mouth of Carron Water at Stonehaven Bay, Kincardineshire.jpg
Mouth of the Carron Water at Stonehaven. Image author: C.Michael Hogan
Native name Scottish Gaelic: Carrann
Country Scotland
Physical characteristics
Main source Fetteresso Forest
River mouth North Sea
Stonehaven Bay, Scotland

Carron Water (Scottish Gaelic: Carrann) is a river in Kincardineshire, Scotland.


Carron Water rises in Fetteresso Forest on the eastern edge of the Grampians. It flows past Fetteresso Castle and discharges into the North Sea at Stonehaven Bay. Carron Water separates the Old Town from Stonehaven's new town (just over two hundred years of age), laid out in grid-iron fashion. Somewhat to the north is Garron Point, whilst Bellman's Head and Downie Point lie to the south. Historic features in the vicinity include the Stonehaven Tolbooth, Dunnottar Castle, and slightly further north, the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Nathalan and Muchalls Castle.

Stonehaven's other river at the north end of town is the Cowie Water.


The river has regularly overflowed, leading to flooding in Stonehaven. Flood defences are currently under construction.

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