SCOTS have been blasted with a heatwave this past week and it looks set to continue into the weekend.

With foreign holidays unlikely for many, more people are looking homewards for getaways, weekend excursions and day trips.

So here are some of the best gorges Scotland has to offer.

"Devil's Pulpit", Finnich Glen

This 100ft-deep gorge has recently been crowned among the best in Europe by Spanish newspaper El Pais. 

Made famous by Outlander, the beauty spot features a stunning waterfall and is named "Devil's Pulpit" after a mushroom-shaped rock that often pokes through the stream.

According to legend, the Celtic Druids secretly met at this rock altar.

And it's only a half-hour drive from Glasgow.

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Corrieshalloch Gorge, Wester Ross

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While Corrieshalloch means "ugly hollow" in Gaelic, it's anything but. 

Visitors can stand on a victorian suspension bridge to gaze over the tree-shrouded chasm.

The River Droma forges through the box-canyon dropping 100 metres in 1.25km through a series of waterfalls, including the thunderous 45m high Falls Of Measach.

Nevis Gorge, Lochaber

Walking through this gorge near Fort William ends with Scotland's second-highest waterfall.

The Steall Waterfall sees a huge 120-metre drop down from Coire A'Mhail.

The whole way through walkers will be treated to ancient woodland along the steep side of the gorge as well as majestic views of Ben Bevis and The Mamores.

Linn of Tummel and Killiecrankie gorge, Pitlochry 

Walk along the River Tummel and then River Gary to catch sights of salmon, red squirrels and otters. 

The junction between the two rivers leads to a series of pools and waterfalls with mountain views and forests too.

A trail then leads straight to the Soldier's Leap, the narrowest point of the gorge where River Garry flows through the Pass of Killiekrankie.

It's here that after the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 a Redcoat soldier leapt 18ft across the raging River Garry, fleeing the Jacobites.

Linn of Dee, Braemar

The River Dee flows through a narrow chasm to cross an old stone bridge, through to Caledonian pinewood, passing waterfalls along the way.

Walkers can follow waymarked trails along the river, heading to Glen Lui with views towards the Cairngorms.

Families can start at the Lin of Dee car park where parking is only £3 per day and free for National Trust for Scotland members.

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Falls of Bruar, Pitlochry

A fairly short but strenuous walk showcases a series of wonderful waterfalls.

Canyoning companies also offer family trips through the gorge as well as walking experiences.

The beauty spot has been immortalized by Robert Burns in the poem The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of Atholl, supposedly from the river itself pleading for the Duke to plant some trees in the then barren landscape.

Rumbling Bridge, Kinross

The River Devon falls underneath a double bridge, and the village is so-called due to the distinctive rumblings the structure gives off at lower levels. 

The beautiful box canyon sits inside a gentle countryside and provides excellent viewing platforms for the mossy depths below.

Walkers can take a circular route starting from Crook of Devon and it's only a few miles from The Witches' Maze.

Lealt Falls, Isle of Skye

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Lealt Waterfall lies within the gorge and can be viewed from the new viewing platform.

The gorge is also able to be viewed by walking in after taking a steep descent 90 metres down the gorge and in the summer should be good for wild swimming. 

Visitors staying on the viewing platform can appreciate the Trotternsish ridge that dominates the skyline inland while out to sea can look over Raasay to the mainland.