- Firth is the word in the Lowland Scots.
- Used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland & England.
- In mainland Scotland it is used to describe a large sea bay/strait.
- Firth most likely be called a fjord if it were situated in Scandinavia.
|The estuary of the River Nith, opening into Solway Firth south of Dumfries.|
- Bodies of water named "firths" on;
- The Highland coast contains numerous estuaries, straits, and inlets.
- A firth is generally the result of ice age glaciation.
- Associated with a large river.
- Some firths are exceptions.
|Dundee from the Fife shore of the Firth of Tay|
Firth of Lorn
Firth of Tay
Firth of Forth