In traditional Scottish geography, the Highlands refers to that part of Scotland north-west of the Highland Boundary Fault, which crosses mainland Scotland in a near-straight line from Helensburgh to Stonehaven. A much wider definition of the Highlands is that used by the Scotch whisky industry.
What is considered Highland?
Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. Generally speaking, upland (or uplands) refers to ranges of hills, typically up to 500–600 m (1,600–2,000 ft). Highland (or highlands) is usually reserved for ranges of low mountains.
What is the difference between Highland and lowland Scots?
The Highlands is the Scotland of movies like Braveheart, The Highlander, and Skyfall: rugged mountains, isolated communities, and clans with deep loyalties and long histories. The Scottish Lowlands are less rugged and more agricultural, with rolling green pastures and a gentler landscape.
Do Highlanders still exist?
Nowadays there are more descendants from the Highlanders living outside Scotland than there are inside. The results of the clearances are still visible today if you drive through the empty Glens in the Highlands and most people still live in villages and towns near the coast.
Is Glasgow considered the Highlands?
Separating the Highlands from the more populous central belt of Scotland, the Highland Boundary Fault runs south-west/north-east across Scotland. Its other mainland town extremity is at Helensburgh, like Stonehaven a commuting kind of place but this time for Glasgow, Scotlands largest city.