Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands (A 'Ghàidhealtachd) is a mountainous region of northern Scotland, including the Caledonian and Grampian Mountines.

The region located on the northwest coast of Scotland, is one of the least densely populated in Europe. The Highlands are diverisfied by many
 lakes (lochs), so differnt to the Lowlands in the South. The nearby islands are also part of the Highlands.

In t
he late Middle Ages the dominant language in the Highlands was Celtic Gaelic, unlike in the south of Scotland, where the predominant language was Lowland Scots or German Lallans.