The Highlands of Scotland

In the Gaelic language the Highlands are the Gaidhealtachd ("Land of the Gaels").

They are literally the "high-lands" (the mountainous area) of northern and western Scotland, and separated from the Lowlands by the "Highland Line" shown on the map above.

The modern Highland Council area does not however include all of the area shown above. The south and west of the Highlands are administered by Argyll & Bute Council; part of the east of it is in upland Aberdeenshire; the south east of it forms a large part of Perthshire and a little of upland Angus.

These old counties are shown on the Highland Counties page of this website, and detailed information about them can be found on the GENUKI website.

Maps of each individual county (or the Highland parts thereof) showing the Church of Scotland parishes in each can be accessed via the Highland Parishes page of this website.