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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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Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

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Ruthven Barracks

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Loch Leven

Loch Leven sunset

Loch Leven sunset

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Loch Leven

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Ben Eighe

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River Etive

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Lochan na h-Achlaise

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Loch Leven

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Fishery

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Glenfinnan

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

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Liathach

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Buachaille

Cuillin Hills

Cuillin Hills

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Lochan an Iasgair

Sligachan

Sligachan

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

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Bealach na Bà

Quiraing

Quiraing

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

Sligachan

The Storr

The Storr

The Storr

The Storr

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Our Lady of the Braes

Our Lady of the Braes

Glen Docherty

Glen Docherty

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Glen Coe

Glen Coe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

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Our Lady of the Braes

Our Lady of the Braes

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Buachaille

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

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Quiraing

Quiraing

The road to Uig

The road to Uig

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Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

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Glen Shieldaig

Glen Shieldaig

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