River Farg

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River Farg and the Glenfarg Water Treatment Works

The River Farg is a small tributary of the River Earn, located in the lieutenancy area of Perth and Kinross, central Scotland. Its source is located in Glen Farg reservoir; it winds round roads and farms, and has been forced in many places to change course due to human interference, it ends in a confluence where it joins the Earn.

The name Farg means "wrathful" in Gaelic, referring to the force of the river when in spate; the river was once a boundary of the Lordship and Barony of Balvaird.

The river was polluted with aluminium sulphate killing nearly all the fish in May 2014. Scottish Water was fined £8,000 for the incident.[1]

Coordinates: 56°20′41″N 3°20′41″W / 56.34461°N 3.34465°W / 56.34461; -3.34465


  1. ^ "Scottish Water fined over pollution". BBC News. 24 February 2015.