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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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Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Cruachan

Cruachan

Rubha nan Gall

Rubha nan Gall

Jacobite

Jacobite

The Storr

The Storr

Scar on the Storr

Scar on the Storr

Beauly Firth

Beauly Firth

Garve

Garve

Plantation Viaduct

Plantation Viaduct

Russel Burn

Russel Burn

Kenmore Bay

Kenmore Bay

Loch Beag

Loch Beag

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Loch Torridon

Loch Torridon

Liathach

Liathach

Torridon

Torridon

Passing Raasay

Passing Raasay

The Applecross coast road

The Applecross coast road

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Loch Clair

Loch Clair

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

The Storr

The Storr

Cuillin

Cuillin

The road

The road

the old road

the old road

Ex filling station

Ex filling station

Glen Docherty

Glen Docherty

Kyle Line

Kyle Line

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Kishorn

Kishorn

Bealach Na Ba

Bealach Na Ba

Bealach na Bà

Bealach na Bà

Bealach Na Ba

Bealach Na Ba

Applecross

Applecross

Applecross

Applecross

Applecross

Applecross

sheep and Skye

sheep and Skye

The coast road

The coast road

Applecross coast road

Applecross coast road

Balgy

Balgy

Liathach

Liathach

Loch Torridon

Loch Torridon

Inner Sound

Inner Sound

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Ben Eighe

Ben Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Diabaig road

Diabaig road

Loch Diabaig

Loch Diabaig

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