Craigie Burn

A stream which flows through the southern suburbs of Perth, Craigie Burn rises as field drains to the south of the M90 motorway. It flows north through a little gorge in the Buckie Braes before turning east through the district of Craigie, along the southern margin of the South Inch and past HM Prison Perth to fall into the River Tay just to the north of Perth Harbour, having completed a course of 2¼ miles (3.6 km).

Between Queen's Avenue and Windsor Terrace are the striking Craigie Falls, the unusual sight of a waterfall in a built-up area. Here the water was once used by a mill and a distillery.

The middle and lower reaches of the Craigie Burn were subject to significant floods including in 1981, 1990, 1993, 2002, 2012, 2020 and 2022. With this history, measures were approved in 2023 to increase the capacity of culverts and improve river flow.

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