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The Highlands, Scotland

The Highlands, Scotland
By UK Travel Guides

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When people talk of Scottish scenery, they inevitably mean the scenery of the Highlands - mountains, deep glens and dark, brooding lochs. The Highlands area has no set boundaries, and some places described in earlier chapters, such as Aberdeen and Grampian, Argyllshire and parts of Perthshire, can lay claim to being in the Highlands as well. But the area described in this chapter has the same boundaries as the local government area, and can legitimately be called the true heart of the Highlands.

The capital of the Highlands is Inverness. It is a thriving city with an enviable quality of life, and its environs are reckoned to be the most rapidly growing areas in Britain, if not Europe. Seen from the A9 as you head over the Kessock Bridge, it has all the appearance of a large metropolis, with suburbs that sprawl along the Moray and Beauly Firths. But in fact, its population is...
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