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Encyclopedia > Mountains and hills of Scotland

Scotland is the most mountainous region of the United Kingdom. The area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault is known simply as the Highlands, and contains the country's main mountain ranges. The key highland ranges are: Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The Highland Boundary Fault traverses Scotland from Arran to Stonehaven. ... The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ...

The southern and eastern parts of Scotland are usually referred to as the Scottish Lowlands, but these areas also have significant ranges of hills, although these are lower than the Highland mountains. The Grampian Mountains or Grampians are one of the three major mountain ranges in Scotland They extend southwest to northeast between the Highland Boundary Fault and Glen Mor (the Great Glen), occupying almost half of the land-area of Scotland. ... The Cairngorms: Ben Macdhui seen from Carn aMhaim The Cairngorms refers to a mountainous region in the Eastern Scottish Highlands. ... The Great Glen, also known as Glen Albyn or Glen Mor is a series of valleys in Scotland running 100 kilometers from Inverness on the Moray Firth to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe. ... The Cuillin from the north The Cuillin are a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. ... The Old Man of Storr, Skye The Isle of Skye, usually known simply as Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach in Scottish Gaelic) is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. ... The Scottish Lowlands, although not officially a geographical area of the country, in normal usage is generally meant to include those parts of Scotland not referred to as the Highlands (or Gàidhealtachd), that is, everywhere due south and east of a line (the Highland Boundary Fault) between Stonehaven and...

In addition to the main ranges, there are numerous individual hills in the Lowlands, often volcanic in origin. Many are known by the Scots word Law, meaning hill. The Southern Uplands is the southernmost of Scotlands three major geographic areas (the others being the Central Belt and the Highlands). ... Galloway (Scottish Gaelic, Gall-ghaidhealaibh or Gallobha, Lowland Scots Gallowa) today refers to the former counties of Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in southwest Scotland, but has fluctuated greatly in size over history. ... Scottish Borders (Crìochan na h-Alba in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Ochil Hills viewed from South-West of Tillicoultry The Ochil Hills (from the Celtic uchil - the high ground) are a range of hills in Scotland north of the Forth valley bordered by the towns of Stirling, Alloa, Kinross and Perth. ... Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a city in central Scotland. ... The Cheviot Hills are a range of rolling hills that straddle the England/Scotland border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... Scots or Lallans (Eng: Lowlands), sometimes called Lowland Scots to distinguish it from the Gaelic language of the Highlands, is a West Germanic language used in Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland, and border areas of the Republic of Ireland, where it is known in official circles as Ulster Scots or...


Scotland's Highest Mountains

The ten highest mountains in Scotland are also the ten highest of the UK. Mount McKinley in Alaska has one of the largest visible base-to-summit elevation differences anywhere For other uses of this term, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Map sources for Ben Nevis at grid reference NN166713 Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. ... Ben Macdhui (or Ben Macdui) is the name of two mountains: A mountain in Scotland A mountain in South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Braeriach is the third highest mountain in Scotland, surpassed only by Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui. ... Cairn Toul is the fourth highest mountain in Scotland, surpassed only by Ben Nevis, Ben Macdui and Braeriach. ... Cairn Gorm is a mountain in the United Kingdom. ... Càrn Mor Dearg is the eighth highest of the Scottish Munros. ... Ben Lawers is one of the highest mountains in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands. ...

Listings

Scottish peaks are categorised by means of the following hill lists. Note that any one peak may ‘qualify’ for inclusion in several lists.

  • The Corbetts are hills in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet (762 and 914.4 m), with a relative height of at least 500 feet (152.4 m). The list is maintained by the SMC, currently 219 peaks listed.
  • The Grahams are hills in Scotland between 2000 and 2500 feet (609.6 and 762 m), with a relative height of at least 500 feet (152.4 m). The list was first compiled by Fiona Graham. Currently 224 listed.
  • The Donalds are hills in the Scottish Lowlands over 2000 feet (609.6 m). The list was originally compiled by Percy Donald, and is maintained by the SMC, 89 peaks are listed.
  • The Marilyns are hills in the British Isles that have a relative height of at least 150 m, regardless of distance, absolute height or merit. The list was compiled and is maintained by Alan Dawson. There are currently 1214 Scottish peaks listed, see List of Marilyns in Scotland.

Sgurr Fiona and the Corrag Bhuide pinnacles of An Teallach A Munro is a Scottish hill with a height over 3000 feet (914. ... Sir Hugh Thomas Munro (1856-1919) was born in London, but brought up in Scotland on the family estate of Lindertis near Kirriemuir. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) was founded in 1889, in Glasgow, Scotland. ... A Corbett is a hill in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet (762–914. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains. ... graham is a man, he is ghay ... Donalds are hills in the Scottish lowlands over 2000 feet (609. ... The Scottish Lowlands, although not officially a geographical area of the country, in normal usage is generally meant to include those parts of Scotland not referred to as the Highlands (or Gàidhealtachd), that is, everywhere due south and east of a line (the Highland Boundary Fault) between Stonehaven and... A Marilyn is a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres, regardless of absolute height or other merit. ... The British Isles consist of Great Britain, Ireland and a number of much smaller surrounding islands. ... A list of the 1214 Marilyns of Scotland. ...

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