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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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Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Surveyors

Surveyors

Glen Coe

Glen Coe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

Ben Eighe

Ben Eighe

Quiraing

Quiraing

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Lochan na h-Achlaise

River Etive

River Etive

Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Buachaille

Buachaille

Liathach

Liathach

Buachaille

Buachaille

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan

Loch Awe

Loch Awe

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Sligachan

Sligachan

Quiraing

Quiraing

Sligachan

Sligachan

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

Sligachan

Sligachan

Loch Leven sunset

Loch Leven sunset

Quiraing

Quiraing

The Fain

The Fain

The road to Uig

The road to Uig

Torridon

Torridon

Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

Abhuinn Torra-mhichaig

Our Lady of the Braes

Our Lady of the Braes

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Glen Shieldaig

Glen Shieldaig

The road to the Quiraing

The road to the Quiraing

Bealach na Bà

Bealach na Bà

Balgy

Balgy

Eilean Bàn

Eilean Bàn

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

The road

The road

Loch Awe

Loch Awe

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

rainbow

rainbow

Cuillin Hills

Cuillin Hills

Lochan an Iasgair

Lochan an Iasgair

deer

deer

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Garve

Garve

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Lochan na h-Achlaise

sheep & deer

sheep & deer

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

Inner Sound

Inner Sound

The coast road

The coast road

Quinag

Quinag

Caravan

Caravan

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