- For the drink, see Tinto de verano.
is a hill in South Lanarkshire
. Tinto is an outlying part of the Southern Uplands
, comprising little more than this one hill, which stands on the west bank of the River Clyde
, some eight kilometres west of Biggar
. The peak is also called "Tinto Tap", with the name Tinto possibly deriving from the Scottish Gaelic
, meaning "fiery".
An old Scots children's rhyme tells of the "kist in the mist" at "Tinto tap", kist being the Scots word for chest.
It is accessible for walking (moderate to difficult) and is one of the premier locations for hanggliding and paragliding. Tinto is located near the small village of Thankerton.