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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

Sheep attack!

Sheep attack!

sheep!

sheep!

Moine Mhor

Moine Mhor

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Beinn Spionnaidh

Beinn Spionnaidh

Strath of Kildonan

Strath of Kildonan

Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

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rig

rig

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

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Flow Country

Flow Country

Passing Raasay

Passing Raasay

Plantation Viaduct

Plantation Viaduct

Helmsdale Harbour

Helmsdale Harbour

Strath

Strath

Russel Burn

Russel Burn

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Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Loch Etive

Loch Etive

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

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CalMac

CalMac

Rubha nan Gall

Rubha nan Gall

Port Bannatyne

Port Bannatyne

River Etive

River Etive

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Loch Diabaig

Loch Diabaig

Loch Carron

Loch Carron

A82

A82

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Onich

Onich

Oban

Oban

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Moor

Moor

Tarbert

Tarbert

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Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

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Sound of Raasay

Sound of Raasay

first boat to Bute

first boat to Bute

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

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On Arran

On Arran

Strathspey

Strathspey

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Loch Leathan

Loch Leathan

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boat!

boat!

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Lochailort

Lochailort

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