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Scotland has a population of 5.1 million. Edinburgh is the capital city.

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Balmoral, the summer home of the Queen, is in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland a scenic area known for its heather -clad hills, forests and glens.

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Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital city since 1532. It has fine buildings, an imposing castle, three universities and is the financial centre of Scotland.

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Braemar, a village also in the Highlands of Scotland not far from Balmoral, is famous for its Highland Games held every September.

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Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. From the grounds you can see the mountains of the Isle of Arran.
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Glencoe is a mountainous and sparsely inhabited glen (valley) in the Highlands. A good place for hill-walking or mountaineering, it is also the site of a dramatic event in Scotland's history - the massacre of Glen Coe in 1692.

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Highland cattle, with their distinctive long horns and long hair, have grazed the rugged Scottish highlands since the 6th century.

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Ben Nevis Britain's highest mountain (4406ft) is near Fort William on Loch(Lake)Linnhe in the Highlands.

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Oban, originally a small fishing village, is the main town in Argyll. From here you can get ferries to the islands that lie off the west coast of Scotland.

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Cambeltown also in Argyll in the west of Scotland is located on the Kintyre peninsula.

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Loch Awe the longest (23 miles) inland loch in Scotland is set amidst the beautiful mountains of the Higlands.

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