Loch Shin

Loch Shin.

Loch Shin is a beautiful loch in the north of Scotland, and is also the largest loch in Sutherland.
17 miles long, the loch lies to the east of the Munro of Ben More Assynt. Some of the lochside is wooded, and this is a perfect location for relaxing, located very close to Lairg. At the time of writing it was only salmon fishing by fly rod that was allowed on Loch Shin, but you should check locally before fishing here. Close to Lairg is the River Shin, which leaves Loch Shin and travels towards the Kyle of Sutherland, which in turn becomes the Dornoch Firth. The Falls of Shin, located on the River Shin, offer an impressive waterway through a rocky gorge; and this is an excellent place to watch the salmon leaping up the Falls.
The level of Loch Shin was raised by over 10 metres (30 feet) when Wimpey Construction built Lairg Dam, as part of a hydro-electric project in the 1950s.
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