Photos of Scotland's Highlands and Islands

The Highlands are indeed one of Scotland's most precious assets. They are romantic, impressive and offer very beautiful scenery. No wonder the Highlands are so famous and have been used as filming location for numerous movies including Highlander, Braveheart and Harry Potter. One can only appreciate their beauty if they actually see them.

It's difficult to say which area of the Highlands and Islands would make for the most representative photos to use in brochures, posters or framed prints because the variety in scenery makes it virtually impossible to choose. However, the Isle of Skye uniquely combines mountain landscapes with the Hebrides island character to become a miniature Scotland.

Other favourite Highland landscapes include the spectacular glens of Glencoe, Glen Etive and Glen Nevis but in terms of mountains, Wester Ross boasts the oldest mountains in Europe.

In terms of scenic potential, the islands of Mull and Islay are particularly beautiful and so is the coast around Oban, Arisaig and Mallaig.

And of course, no gallery of the Scottish Highlands and Islands would be complete without including a few adorable sheep and hairy cows.

Colourful Portree harbour panorama, Isle of SkyeIsle of Skye Photos from the Isle of Skye on the west coast. Includes images of the Quiraing, Storr, Portree, Neist Point and many other locations on the largest island of the Inner Hebrides.
Loch Shieldaig and Ben Shieldaig, Torridon, Wester RossWester Ross Photographs of Wester Ross. Includes images of the Torridon mountains and of the Applecross peninsula.
Port Askaig boats with Jura views, IslayIsles of Islay and Jura Pictures of the isles of Islay and Jura on the west coast of Scotland. Includes images of Islay villages and of the Paps of Jura.
Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Shiel panoramaRoad to the Isles Pictures of locations along the Road to the Isles route connecting Fort William to Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland. Includes images of Glenfinnan, Loch Eilt, Morar, Arisaig and Mallaig.
Three Sisters of Glencoe panorama, GlencoeLochaber Photographs of places in Lochaber. Includes images of Glencoe, Glen Etive, Black Mount in Rannoch Moor, Glen Nevis and Loch Garry.
Five Sisters of Kintail, Glen ShielLochalsh Photos of the Lochalsh area in the Highlands of Scotland. Includes photos of Kyle of Lochalsh with its Skye Bridge, Loch Duich, The Five Sisters of Kintail and Plockton.
Oban bay and Calmac ferry from McCaig's TowerOban and Mull Pictures of Oban and the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland. Includes images taken from viewpoints in Oban overlooking Oban Bay and from the Mull ferry on one of its regular crossings.
Scottish sheep and lambs in rural ScotlandScottish Sheep & Lambs Photos of adorable sheep and lambs in rural Scotland.
Highland Calf (Hairy Coo)Highland Cows & Calves Photographs of hairy cows in rural Scotland.

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