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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 Highlands was 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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Beauly Firth

Beauly Firth

The road

The road

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Bealach na Bà

Bealach na Bà

Loch Beag

Loch Beag

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Balgy

Balgy

Torridon

Torridon

Passing Raasay

Passing Raasay

Inner Sound

Inner Sound

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Ben Eighe

Ben Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Loch Diabaig

Loch Diabaig

Loch Torridon

Loch Torridon

Caravan

Caravan

Sheep attack!

Sheep attack!

The road to Torridon

The road to Torridon

The road

The road

Quiraing

Quiraing

Surveyors

Surveyors

Portree

Portree

Quiraing

Quiraing

The road to the Quiraing

The road to the Quiraing

Quiraing

Quiraing

Trotternish

Trotternish

The road to Uig

The road to Uig

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

Eilean Bàn

Eilean Bàn

Garve

Garve

Plantation Viaduct

Plantation Viaduct

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Russel Burn

Russel Burn

Kenmore Bay

Kenmore Bay

The coast road

The coast road

Liathach

Liathach

The Applecross coast road

The Applecross coast road

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glen Shieldaig

Glen Shieldaig

Shieldaig Pass

Shieldaig Pass

Attadale

Attadale

Cuillin Hills

Cuillin Hills

Quiraing

Quiraing

Half ruin

Half ruin

Loch Leathan

Loch Leathan

Sligachan

Sligachan

Quarry

Quarry

Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

Sound of Raasay

Sound of Raasay

Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh

Stirling

Stirling

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