Highlands and Islands
HIGHLANDS The Highlands is a territory in Scotland which pins out from Fort William to Aviemore stretching up to Ullapool east across to Wick. The Highland territory takes up roughly a third of Scotland's land mass and has history dating back 8,000 years with many historical events occurring in its land across many centuries. The Highlands by its names sits above lowland Scotland which sits closer to the English border with a far larger population. The Highland territory has maintained for centuries a low population with many farmers and crofters living in the territory. The territory wouldn’t change till 16th century with the Napoleonic war which brought prosperity, optimism, and economic growth to the Highlands. Highland Clearance which came around 1815 smashed the population of the Highlands greatly with many of the population being taxed and moved from the land. It wouldn’t be till 18th-21th century during and after the rain of Queen Victoria that the Highlands would grow in population.
There is a colossal 790 islands off the coast of Scotland in many of its coastal regions due to its volcanic past. Many of the islands around Scotland have been grouped together due to their close proximity to each other, group names include the Firth of Clyde, Islay, Firth of Lorn, Mull, Small Isles, Skye, Lewis and Harris, Uists and Barra, St Kilda, Orkney, Shetland and Firth of Forth