A name given to that part of Scotland northwest of a line approximating to the Highland Boundary Fault that joins Helensburgh in the southwest to Stonehaven in the northeast, the Highlands is a term that can be used as a geographical or cultural definition. Geographically, it comprises the upland areas of Scotland in the Grampian Mountains and the North West Highlands which are separated from each other by the Great Glen. Culturally, the lower eastern margin from Caithness round the Moray Firth to Moray and Aberdeenshire can also be included in the Highlands.

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