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  Scottish Highlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault.
The Highland Council is the administrative body for around 40% of this area; the remainder is divided between the council areas of Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Moray, Perth and Kinross, and Stirling.
Highland Park is a single malt Scotch whisky, which is distilled in Orkney, which is not part of either the administrative area of Highland nor the Scottish Highlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Highlands   (726 words)

  
 Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish Saltire is believed to have been adopted by King Ă“engus II in 832 while engaging the English in battle at Athelstaneford.
The Scottish Parliament is a unicameral legislature comprised of 129 Members, 73 of whom represent individual constituencies and are elected on a first past the post system; 56 are elected in eight different electoral regions by the additional member system.
The Scottish Reformation, initiated in 1560 and led by John Knox, was Calvinist, and throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the Church of Scotland maintained this theology and kept a tight control over the morality of much of the population.
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 Wolf Trust - Why the Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands have space and food for a wolf population and the wolves can earn their living through a well run wolf ecotourism.
The Highlands of Scotland is the last region where wolves lived before people exterminated the wolf in Britain in the 17th century.
Wolves survived longest in the Highlands because of the remote and rugged terrain.
www.wolftrust.org.uk /whyhighlands.html   (216 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Scottish Highlands
Highlanders redirects here; for the rugby union team from Otago, New Zealand, see Otago Highlanders.
In traditional Scottish geography, the Highlands refers to that part of Scotland north-west of a line drawn from Dumbarton to Stonehaven, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides and the County of Bute, but excluding Orkney and Shetland, Caithness, the flat coastal land of the Counties of Nairnshire, Morayshire and Banffshire, and all East Aberdeenshire.
This Highland area differed from the Central Lowlands by language and tradition, better preserving Gaelic speech and customs.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Scottish_Highlands   (296 words)

  
 History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Scottish Regiments
This history is taken from the "History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Scottish Regiments" mostly compiled around 1830 with some updates done in the late 1870's.
You should also note that this is a history of the Scottish Highlands and not the whole of Scotland so some famous Scottish events might not be covered or at best only with passing reference.
Negotiations with the Highland chiefs, Massacre of Glencoe, Master of Stair, King William, Subsequent enquiry, State of Highlands during William’s reign, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat.
www.electricscotland.com /history/genhist   (1298 words)

  
 Scottish Highlands : Pictures Prints of the Highlands of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alpenglow on The Buachaille Etive Mor and The River Etive, Glencoe from a viewpoint on Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands.
The Buachaille Etive Mor and The River Etive, Glencoe from a viewpoint on Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands.
Slioch, in mid-winter snowy raiment, dominates the shores of Loch Maree, Scottish Highlands.
www.mountain-images.co.uk /scottish-highlands.htm   (2331 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Scottish Highlands and Islands: The Rough Guide (Rough Guide Travel Guides S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Located on the northwest fringe of Europe, the remote Scottish Highlands and Islands are one of the continent's most unspoilt, scenic areas, a rugged region of imposing mountain ranges bounded by scattered island groups and wild seas.
As a result, the history of the Highlands and Islands is quite distinct from the rest of Scotland, with its deeply embedded clan structure and the influence of Norse rule, which continued in some of the islands until as late as the fifteenth century.
Nowadays, the traditional Highland industries of farming, crofting, fishing and whisky distilling are no longer enough to provide jobs for the younger generation, and have had to be supplemented by forestry, fish-farming and the oil industry.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1858285119   (1574 words)

  
 Scottish Blog - Scottish Highlands
The Highlands cannot be summed up in one description, with the hills, glens and views meaning something different and personal to everyone who has ever seen the Highlands in person or only in spirit, through a movie or photo.
The Scottish Highlands are a standing reminder of Scotland’s history, no other place in all of Britain is as in touch with it’s past as the Highlands.
Although it is impossible for someone to know and understand the entire history of the Scottish Highlands, the spirit of the land, its secrets and ancestry lives on in the people of the Highlands.
www.scottish-heirloom.com /scottish-blog/index.php/2005/07/08/scottish_highlands   (612 words)

  
 Scotland: Gateway to Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Whereas Gaelic is the language of the Highlands and Islands, Scots is the language of the Lowlands.
It is geologically distinct from the surrounding regions, being composed of Devonian Old Red Sandstone, peppered with ancient volcanoes, as against the older sedimentary rocks forming the Southern Uplands or the ancient metamorphic melange, comprising the Highlands to the north.
Following the formal Act of Union in 1707, displeasure particularly amongst Highland Scots, supported the rebellions of 1715 and 1745 which attempted to restore respectively the Old and Young (Bonnie Prince Charlie) Pretenders to the throne of Scotland.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/scotland.html   (1630 words)

  
 Rampant Scotland Directory - Highlands and Islands
Describing itself as an on-line gateway to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, it provides a single point access to the region's public-sector information and interactive services and is designed for local residents, communities and businesses (and anyone else interested in the area).
Anthony's description of hill walking and climbing in the Highlands of Scotland is illustrated by over 400 superb pictures of the Highlands of Scotland.
This is the Highlands of Scotland element of a nationwide organisation.
www.rampantscotland.com /highlands.htm   (1876 words)

  
 The Highlands Of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Inverness is the regional capital and, in March 2001, became Scotland's fifth city.
It is one of the fastest growing communities in the U.K. It is delighted to have been selected as the new HQ of Scottish Natural Heritage, the national environmental agency.
Another boost is the promotion of Highland 2007 a Scottish Year of Highland culture which will be held in 2007.
www.highland.gov.uk /About_The_Highlands.htm   (226 words)

  
 Scottish Highlands - Photo Index Page
The Highlands are one of the few areas of western Europe that could arguably be described as a wilderness.
The Highlands were historically a region of wild clans, a place avoided and shunned by the rest of the country.
A century of subjugation followed, culminating in one of the worst disgraces of recent Scottish history - the infamous Clearances, in which much of the population of the Highlands were forcibly evicted from their homes and packed off in ships to the colonies.
www.jbutler.org.uk /Scotland/index.shtml   (972 words)

  
 scottish highlands
Harsh climate notwithstanding, it is precisely this interplay of dramatic rainstorms with brilliant sunny spells which gives the land a splendid range of vivid colours, not to mention rainbows a-plenty.
Gaelic is still widely spoken by the tiny population of the island, which is steeped in history of the tussles between the Highland clans of the MacDonalds and the McLeods.
Without a doubt, the land of the Highlanders is an exhilarating place of incredible and wild beauty surpassed by few, with an often savage history to match.
www.geocities.com /onghy3/travels2_scotland1_highlands.html   (1934 words)

  
 Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are wonderful with beautiful scenery, wildlife, seascapes and mountains, many of these mountains are over 3,000 feet known as Munros, a challenge for any hill walker and many climbers.
The Scottish Highlands travel guide is organised around distinct geographical areas and places such as Poolewe, Dundonnell, and Ullapool within the Scottish Highlands and we hope you will find this Scotland Travel and Tour Guide useful for planning your holiday vacation to Scotland, and especially the Scottish Highlands.
Scotland travel Maps for the Scottish Highlands brought to you by permission with the Ordnance Survey.
www.camusnagaul.biz   (294 words)

  
 The Scottish Highland Clearances, Memorial Committee, Part One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The story of the Scottish nation is ancient, intricate and complex, and often contradictory.
The old Scottish clan society was a natural development of the earlier Celtic tribal society and proved to be a stable, lasting and fair way of living.
This basic subsistence style of living had existed for countless centuries in the Scottish Highlands and Islands and had naturally developed and evolved its own culture, language, customs, sense of identity and unique character by those living it.
www.tartans.com /articles/highclearmem1.html   (508 words)

  
 Ipoint - The Scottish Highlands at your fingertips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ipoint is the successful marketing and informational solution evolving across the Scottish Highlands - touchscreen terminals in high-footfall locations, delivering up-to-the-minute information on businesses, events and points of interest.
Inverness Airport is the prinicipal air hub for the Highlands and Islands, servicing daily scheduled links within the UK and holiday charters.
The Scottish Hotels of the Year Awards 2005 is one of the most comprehensive and successful in the industry, and the winner was chosen aften 11,000+ votes were cast online via many leading websites and adjudged by an awards panel of 10 industry experts.
ipoint.co.uk   (951 words)

  
 Scotland Weddings Scottish Highlands - Highland Wedding Bells - consultants for weddings in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Highland Wedding Bells is proud to be the 2005 VOWS Awards Winner in the Independent Wedding Co-ordinator category.
The Highlands and northern Scotland are blessed with a stunning natural beauty which can offer a spectacular backdrop and unique atmosphere for your special day.
This is a land of golden beaches with hardly a soul on them, a land of mountains, lochs and islands, and dramatic rocky coasts.
www.highlandweddingbelles.co.uk   (582 words)

  
 Scottish Field: Highlands & Islands
Anyone visiting the Highlands in late August when the heather is in full bloom will immediately understand how this tiny, almost insignificant flower has become Scotland’s unofficial emblem, and why the tourist brochures invariably plump for the heather-clad hills as the ultimate image of the north.
Loch Arkaig lies about 20 miles north of Fort William in the heart of Lochaber, and is one of those big, deep West Highland lochs scoured out by the glaciers and set amid mountains, moor and forest.
Fishermen visit Arkaig in pursuit of the huge cannibal trout that lurk in its depths, hill-walkers pass it en route to Knoydart, and the occasional treasure hunter might be seen here too, because legend has it that a consignment of French gold was buried in the area during the 1845 Jacobite Rising.
www.scottishfield.co.uk /news/categoryfront.php/id/138/Highlands___Islands.html   (549 words)

  
 Scottish Highlands - Wikitravel
The Scottish Highlands is the rugged northern and north-western portion of Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The main airport serving the Highland region is Inverness Airport [1], with scheduled flights to destinations around Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Hitchhiking works great in the Highlands except for two things: the roads are quite sparse in places and even if you find a road there is hardly any traffic.
wikitravel.org /en/Scottish_Highlands   (225 words)

  
 Visit Scotland for the Scottish Highlands & Wester Ross - www.camusnagaul.com
When you visit Scotland and the Scottish Highlands you can have a relaxing or active holiday, or a combination of both.
Our Scotland Golf page for ideas on where to play golf in Scotland and in the Scottish Highlands or you may be more interested in our wee Guide to Scottish Castles.
The Scottish tea room and craftshop is open April to October, however for a special evening Dinner out with this time it can often be arranged if you phone Ishbel well in advance.
www.camusnagaul.com   (1492 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Scottish Highland Hospitality: New Recipes from the Scottish Highlands and Islands: Books: Claire MacDonald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
he Scottish Highlands and Islands undoubtedly boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled scenery in the world, as well as some of the most delicious local produce.
Highland Hospitality combines luscious photography with a truly mouthwatering collection of recipes from the area's cooking elite, in order to give you a taste of this remarkable landscape.
In this sumptuous volume, we are taken on a culinary odyssey around the Highlands and Islands, stopping along the way at twenty favorite cooking establishments to sample the cuisine and interview the chefs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1902927400?v=glance   (539 words)

  
 Highlands of Scotland
The Scottish Highlands have so much to offer - spectacular mountains, majestic glens and mirror-like lochs form the perfect backdrop to picturesque towns, isolated crofts, towering castles and pagoda-topped distilleries.
A startling variety of wildlife also makes its home in the sea-lochs and glens where an unbroken thread of human history reaches back into the mists of time.
Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure, a taste of the local culture and history, or just complete peace and quiet, the Highlands of Scotland is the place to come.
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/explorebymap/highlands   (147 words)

  
 Nepal better than Scottish highlands for broadband
A MEMBER OF the Scottish parliament is furious after he has discovered that five villages in the Nepal have faster internet connections than some of his constituents.
SNP MSP for the Highlands and Islands Rob Gibson said that the five villages in the isolated slopes of Nepal have a wireless internet connection and villagers can surf the net till the yaks come home.
He said if the Scottish executive was so keen on repopulating the highlands, current population a few tough Scots, a few cattle and some sheep, then it needed broadband.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=16208   (358 words)

  
 A Highland Wedding in the Highland Castles of Scotland
Highland Castle Weddings is brought to you by the experts in Weddings in Scotland - Scottish Wedding Consultants - the experts in Marriage in Scotland, Wedding Blessings and renewal of wedding vows in our beautiful and romantic country.
Whether you dream of a highlands wedding in two years time, or two months time, then we can help to plan and co-ordinate your wedding with simplicity, expertise and dedication.
The Highland Wedding is not just for the movie and pop stars, a Highlands Wedding is within reach of most people looking to get away from the traditional 'event' wedding back home, and come to Scotland for a truly romantic and intimate wedding that you will never forget.
www.highlandcastleweddings.com /main.htm   (440 words)

  
 The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands : Genealogical Publishing Company
The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands
This is the eighth edition of the standard work on the Highland clans, the most accurate account of Scottish clans, tartans, and fighting regiments ever published.
Nowhere in print is there as complete an account of the Scottish Highlands in all these aspects.
www.genealogical.com /index.php?main_page=product_info&ref=1525&item_number=40   (189 words)

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