River Tyne, Scotland

For other uses, see River Tyne (disambiguation).

The River Tyne is a river in Scotland. It rises in the Moorfoot Hills in Midlothian near Tynehead to the south of Edinburgh, at the junction of the B6458 and the B6367. It continues for approx. 30 miles in a north-eastern direction, and it empties into the North Sea near Belhaven.


The Tyne is mainly a confluence between the Birns Water and the Tyne Water, approx. 2 km east of Easter Pencaitland and 1 km south west of Spilmersford Bridge, in the grounds of Saltoun Hall. The Humbie Water is another main headwater.

The Tyne has a number of tributaries:

Gallery starts with the Tyne's main headwaters: Birns Water, Tyne Water, Humbie Water


On its way to the North Sea, the Tyne passes through, or near to, the following places:

The River Tyne's journey from Spilmersford Bridge to the Tyne Estuary



Water quality


Walks leaflets

See also

Coordinates: 56°00′17″N 2°36′06″W / 56.00486°N 2.60178°W / 56.00486; -2.60178

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