Photographs of the Scottish Highlands 1


The Highlands and Islands is a historic region of Scotland, geographically and culturally distinguishable from the Scottish Lowlands. The Highlands occupy the northwestern half of Scotland, above the Highland Boundary Fault. The area is sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region, and includes the highest mountain in Britain and Ireland, Ben Nevis. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. Off the western coast with the Atlantic are many islands, collectively the Hebrides.

Before the 19th century the Scottish Highlands were home to a much larger population, but due to a combination of factors including the outlawing of the traditional Highland way of life following the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the infamous Highland Clearances, and mass migration to urban areas during the Industrial Revolution, the area is now one of the most sparsely populated in Europe.

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Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

River Etive

River Etive

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

Loch Ainort

Loch Ainort

Quiraing

Quiraing

rainbow

rainbow

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Liathach

Liathach

Buachaille

Buachaille

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Buachaille

Buachaille

Quiraing

Quiraing

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven sunset

Loch Leven sunset

Ben Eighe

Ben Eighe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Fishery

Fishery

Sheep and deer

Sheep and deer

Our Lady of the Braes

Our Lady of the Braes

Cuillin Hills

Cuillin Hills

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Sligachan

Sligachan

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Bealach na Bà

Bealach na Bà

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

The Storr

The Storr

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