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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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Helmsdale

Helmsdale

Oban

Oban

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

Connel Bridge

Connel Bridge

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A82

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Lochan na h-Achlaise

Lochan na h-Achlaise

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River Etive

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Rannoch Moor

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Five Sisters

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Traigh Allt Chailgeag

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no networking

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lighthouse

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

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Glenelg

Lochranza

Lochranza

Portree

Portree

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

Ardvreck

Ardvreck

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Arran

Arran

Moine Mhor

Moine Mhor

Moor

Moor

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

The Moine

The Moine

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Onich

Courthill House

Courthill House

Kintail

Kintail

Courthill House

Courthill House

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Glen Coe

Glen Coe

Moine House

Moine House

Strath

Strath

Loch Broom

Loch Broom

Leaving Rannoch Moor

Leaving Rannoch Moor

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Boat

Boat

Strath Hallidale

Strath Hallidale

Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale Harbour

Strathorchy

Strathorchy

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sheep!

The Road

The Road

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sheep!

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Port Bannatyne

Port Bannatyne

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

Moine House

Moine House

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

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boat

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

Tarbert

Tarbert

Loch Etive

Loch Etive

Island

Island

Connel

Connel

Cromarty Firth

Cromarty Firth

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Ballachulish

Ballachulish

Kintail

Kintail

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