HIGHLANDS

Glen Coe TalThe Highland’s reputation precedes it!  Vast, mystical, intimidating and beautiful, it will match your expectations, yet surprise you at the same time.  Its eerie remoteness combined with the majesty of rugged mountains, mysterious lochs, glens, wild rivers and impossibly beautiful coastlines might leave you a little breathless; but the warmth and vibrancy of the people will also make its impression.  


Culturally and linguistically distinct from the rest of Scotland, the history of the Highlands nevertheless runs in the veins of all Scots.  Bonnie Prince Charles rallied here in 1745, carrying his Norman ancestry, sense of royal entitlement and determination to re-conquer all of Scotland, England and Ireland, but was finally routed at Culloden near Inverness.  The backlash against his Jacobite rebellion along with the
brutal 19th century Highland Clearances, gutted the Highland population so that even now it has the lowest population densities in Britain.  But this adds to its awe.


Strap on your seat belt, but make sure you also step out of your vehicle and experience the immediacy of this most wonderful part of the Britain.

 

 

 

This full16-page PDF version of the Scottish Highlands can be read directly on your laptop, or prinedt off on a hard copy on A4 paper.  This chapter covers the North Coast, the West Coast, the East Coast, Inverness, The Great Glen and the Cairngorms.

CHAPTER 1:  THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 
 CLICK HERE   (0.7MB) 


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DISTRICTS:  NORTH COAST  2. WEST COAST  3. EAST COAST  4. INVERNESS  5. THE GREAT GLEN  6. THE CAIRNGORMS