Tour Scotland Video Sunset West Coast Scottish Highlands
Tour Scotland video of sunset off the West coast of the Scottish Highlands of Scotland. 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. However the flat coastal lands that occupy parts of the counties of Nairnshire, Morayshire, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire are often excluded as they do not share the distinctive geographical and cultural features of the rest of the Highlands. The north east of Caithness, as well as Orkney and Shetland, are also often excluded from the Highlands, although the Hebrides are usually included. The Highland area, as so defined, differed from the Lowlands in language and tradition, having preserved Gaelic speech and customs centuries after the anglicisation of the latter; this led to a growing perception of a divide, with the cultural distinction between Highlander and Lowlander first noted towards the end of the 14th century.
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