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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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The coast road

The coast road

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Loch Torridon

Loch Torridon

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Shieldaig Pass

Shieldaig Pass

Shieldaig

Shieldaig

The road to Torridon

The road to Torridon

Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Kenmore Bay

Kenmore Bay

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Array

Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh

Quinag

Quinag

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The Applecross coast road

The Applecross coast road

The road

The road

Inner Sound

Inner Sound

Glenelg

Glenelg

Attadale

Attadale

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Array

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Loch Broom

Loch Broom

Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan

Cuillin

Cuillin

Strathorchy

Strathorchy

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Array

Scar on the Storr

Scar on the Storr

Shieldaig Pass

Shieldaig Pass

Quiraing

Quiraing

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Loch Awe

Loch Awe

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Glen Coe

Glen Coe

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Array

Loch Clair

Loch Clair

Our Lady of the Braes

Our Lady of the Braes

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Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

Oban

Oban

Eilean Bàn

Eilean Bàn

Trotternish

Trotternish

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

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Array

sheep!

sheep!

A82

A82

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Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Lochranza

Lochranza

Strath of Kildonan

Strath of Kildonan

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Array

Beauly Firth

Beauly Firth

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Port Bannatyne

Port Bannatyne

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

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