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2024 Highland Games June 22-23

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

Scottish Geography

Scottish Bens

What Is A Ben In Scotland? A ben in Scotland refers to a mountain peak that is over 3,000 feet high. There are 282 such peaks in Scotland, and they are collectively known as Munros. The term “ben” comes from the Gaelic language and is often used interchangeably with the term “mountain” in Scotland. The

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Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands In ancient history of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands were dominated by the Gaels and the lowlands belonged to the Scots. The dividing line between these two lands was every West of the Great Glen and about 50 miles East of the Great Glen. Though there isn’t a conflicted divide between these two lands

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The Shetland Islands

The Shetland Islands The Shetland Islands, also called Zetland or Shetland, with a group of 100 islands and fewer than 20 of them inhabited, in Scotland. It is 130 miles (210 km) north of the Scottish mainland, at the northern extremity of the United Kingdom. They constitute the Shetland Islands council area and the historic

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Scottish Lowlands

Scottish Lowlands We have discussed the Scottish Highlands and now it is time to discuss the Lowlands. No these lands are not the complete opposite of the Highlands but there are several landscape differences that you will notice about this region.  Found where the line is drawn in the “sand” from the Dumbarton to Stonehaven

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The Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands is a group of more than 70 islands and islets, from which only 20 islands are inhabited in Scotland and lying about 20 miles (32 km) north of the Scottish Mainland, across the strait known as the Pentland Firth. The Orkney Islands constitute a council area and belong to the historic county

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