Where to pan for gold in Scotland

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Gold Rush Scotland

Gold Rush Scotland

Here are some of the best places to pan for gold in Scotland.

Helmsdale, North East Scotland

On the North Eastern coast of Scotland the River Helmsdale and especially the Kildonan Burn carry gold. Located at the site of Baile an Or a stretch of the Burn is open to anyone to pan for gold for a maximum of two weeks a year. Free camping is available and panners are required to leave their details in a box in the shelter.Contact the Suisgill Estate for more information.

Helmsdale, Scotland

Helmsdale, Scotland

Glendevon, Scotland

Look for places along the river where the water slows down noticeably, such as behind sandbars or large rocks, these are usually good spots for panning. The British Geological survey found gold in this area in the 70′s.

Glendevon, Scotland

Glendevon, Scotland

Perthshire Hills

There has been significant discoveries of gold right across the Perthshire hills. There are many places to discover new caches.

Perthshire Hills, Scotland

Perthshire Hills, Scotland

Tyndrum, Scotland

Tyndrum has an already established gold mine, but with the price of gold rocketing you too can get a piece of the action.

Tyndrum, Scotland

Tyndrum, Scotland

Crawford Moor, East of Sanquhar, Scotland

From a very early period gold has been found and worked in this area of Scotland. There are records dating as far back as the time of James I, when there were discoveries of nuggets from 2grammes to 30oz.

East of Sanquhar

East of Sanquhar

Gold Panning Kit

Gold Panning Kit

Gold Panning Kit

The Mighty Eagle Gold Panning Kit has everything you need to find gold in our rivers and streams.

Simple chores like taking the dog out for a walk, can become gold finding expeditions. The kit has a fully researched and full colour instruction leaflet to help you. More Info

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2 Responses to “Where to pan for gold in Scotland”

  1. mudpro says:

    Anyone know what the rights etc are for gold panning in Tyndrum? We were just planning to rock up and have a go at it, complete amateurs, but concerned there are rights/permissions we need to deal with first? Can’t find anything online…

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April 1, 2012 | Treasure hunting | 2 comments