Scottish Highlands topographic map

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About this map

Name: Scottish Highlands topographic map, elevation, terrain.

Location: Scottish Highlands, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom (56.79995 -5.00005 56.80005 -4.99995)

Average elevation: 909 m

Minimum elevation: 474 m

Maximum elevation: 1,342 m

The entire region was covered by ice sheets during the Pleistocene ice ages, save perhaps for a few nunataks. The complex geomorphology includes incised valleys and lochs carved by the action of mountain streams and ice, and a topography of irregularly distributed mountains whose summits have similar heights above sea-level, but whose bases depend upon the amount of denudation to which the plateau has been subjected in various places.