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Scottish Highland & Islands Countryside

Discover the local countryside in the Highland & Islands, Scotland. Plan a countryside and nature trip, staycation or holiday with our curated guide.
Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Highland, Orkney, Shetland.


Useful Websites

Visit Scotland – Highlands
Magnificent outdoors places to explore and things to see and do in the Highlands. Comprehensive details, articles and more at the official Scottish tourism site.

The Highland Council – Attractions
Things to see and do, countryside rangers events, walking, countryside access…

List of islands of Scotland
Comprehensive index of pages detailing the islands of Scotland at Wikipedia.

National Trust for Scotland – Highlands
Outddors places to visit and things to do at The National Trust for Scotland.

Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust
Our mission is to sustainably maintain, enhance and promote the coast and countryside of Argyll and the Isles…

Special Protection Areas in northern Scotland
Archived at JNCC but still a valuable resource with details of each site.

Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Wikipedia page with details of glens, lochs, islands, mountains and hills…

Geography of Highland
The geography of different areas with subcategories including landforms, geology, protected areas and more at Wikipedia.

North Coast 500
Explore the route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery in the far north of Scotland for the ultimate nature road trip.

Cairngorms National Park Authority
Discover the majestic Nature and Landscape of the Cairngorms at the official park website. 

North West Highlands Geopark
“UNESCO Geopark in the North West Highlands of Scotland. World class landscape, geology and cultural heritage”.

Free Things To Do & Attractions in the Highlands
Includes walking, parks, wildlife and more at Visit Scotland.

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The National Trust for Scotland

A vital conservation charity protecting Scotland’s coast, wilderness, wildlife and countryside for the good of all. Funded largely by donations, membership is very affordable, comes with a raft of benefits and supports their work.

In Coast: North Scotland

Explore the coast of Highland, Skye, Outer Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland.

North Coast
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