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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Loch Etive

Loch Etive

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

the boat to Arran

the boat to Arran

Beauly Firth

Beauly Firth

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Port Bannatyne

Port Bannatyne

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

sheep!

sheep!

River Etive

River Etive

Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument

Loch Diabaig

Loch Diabaig

Loch Carron

Loch Carron

A82

A82

Array

Array

Moine Mhor

Moine Mhor

Moine House

Moine House

Onich

Onich

Beinn Spionnaidh

Beinn Spionnaidh

Oban

Oban

rainbow at Ratagan

rainbow at Ratagan

Five Sisters of Kintail

Five Sisters of Kintail

Strath of Kildonan

Strath of Kildonan

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

Array

Array

Moor

Moor

Tarbert

Tarbert

ferry to Arran

ferry to Arran

Array

Array

rig

rig

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Liathach

Liathach

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Array

Array

Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale Harbour

Array

Array

Traigh Allt Chailgeag

Traigh Allt Chailgeag

Array

Array

Passing Raasay

Passing Raasay

Plantation Viaduct

Plantation Viaduct

Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale Harbour

first boat to Bute

first boat to Bute

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Strath

Strath

Russel Burn

Russel Burn

Array

Array

On Arran

On Arran

Strathspey

Strathspey

Array

Array

Array

Array

The Moine

The Moine

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

boat

boat

Loch Leathan

Loch Leathan

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Lochranza Castle

Lochranza Castle

boat!

boat!

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