Towns in Northern Scotland.

Aberdeen
Aberdeen is quintessentially northern, a maritime city with a story going back to its foundations as a royal burgh in 1124. In olden times, the city had strong trading links with Scandinavia and the Low Countries across the North Sea.
Aberfeldy
Aberlour
Acharacle
Achmelvich
Aird of Sleat
Alves

Alves is a small village lying 5 miles from Elgin and Forres on the A96 in Moray, Scotland.

Applecross
Arbroath
For generations Arbroath has earned its living from the sea. The town remains an important fishing port, but is equally well known for its unique place in Scottish history.
Ardgour
Ardtoe
Ardvasar
Arisaig
Auchnagatt
Auldearn
A small village in a parish of the same name, Auldearn lies to the east of the River Nairn, 2 miles (3 km) east of Nairn in the Highland Council Area.
Aultgrishan
Aultivullin
Aviemore
Aviemore is best known as a winter ski resort in the Cairngorm National Park within the Scottish Highlands.
Ballater
Ballogie
Balnakeil
Banchory
Banff
Architecture buffs, sailing enthusiasts and those in search of a quiet place for some R&R will find Banff is just the tonic they have been searching for!
Bankfoot
Bettyhill
Birsay
Blackford
Blair Atholl
Blairgowrie
Boddam
Bonar Bridge
Braemar
The award-winning village of Braemar is nine miles west of Balmoral at the base of the Cairngorm Mountains in Aberdeenshire.
Brechin
The old city of Brechin, dating back over 1,000 years, stands proudly on the South Esk, and is built on the side of a steep hill. Today an ancient atmosphere clings to the worn red stones of this part of the town.
Bridge of Dun
Bridge of Earn
Bridge of Gaur
Broadford
Brora
Broughty Ferry
Although the industries with which Broughty Ferry was once associated are now gone, the town remains a lovely holiday destination and a pleasant waterfront suburb of Dundee.
Buchanty
Buchanty Spout is a wonderful gem of a place to get in touch with nature. It has an array of pot holes and gushing waterfalls amongst a terrain of huge rocks.
Buckie
Burghead
Burray
Callanish
Camastianavaig
Cannich
Carbost
Carnoustie
Carnoustie has long held a reputation throughout the world as one of the great golfing locations. Ever since the British Open was first played at Carnoustie in 1931, the course has represented a magnetic challenge for golfers of all standards.
Catlodge
Catlodge is a small settlement 7 miles (11 km) north of Dalwhinnie, near the junction of the Allt Breakachy with the River Spey. One of General Wade's mid-18th-century military roads passes through the settlement.
Chapel of Garioch
Cock Bridge
The tiny hamlet of Cock Bridge is in Aberdeenshire, about 53 miles west of Aberdeen and a similar distance east of Inverness.
Comrie
Cookney
Coulags
Coulags is a tiny crofting hamlet, surrounded by unspoilt landscape which makes it a favourite place for hill walkers and those that love the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Craigellachie
Croachy
Cromdale
Crovie
Cullen
Dalness
Deerness
Dornie
Dornoch
Nestled on the sandy beaches of the Dornoch Firth, the village of Dornoch is real Highland gem. Beautiful architecture and the locals' obvious care of their gardens and parks makes Dornoch a truly stunning little village.
Dornoch Firth
Drumbeg
Drybridge
Drybridge is a small, yet historic hamlet just above the town of Buckie. It has a number of small traditional cottages and the remains of the old railway viaduct.
Dufftown
Host to the whisky festival and surrounded by seven hills, this small Banffshire town is regarded by many as Malt whisky capitol of the world.
Duirinish
Dundee
In days of a bygone era, Dundee prided itself on its thriving industries, a legacy still celebrated today.
Dunkeld
Durness
Dyce
Edzell
Edzell has been described as the 'Jewel in the Crown of Angus', this beautiful village, entered via the 19th century Dalhousie Arch, lies between Strathmore and the Howe of the Mearns.
Elgin
Elgin is a former Royal Burgh situated above the River Lossie in Moray amidst beautiful countryside. It is 36 miles east of Inverness.
Elgol
Elphin
Eriskay
Errogie
Evanton
Feshiebridge
Fettercairn
Findhorn
Findochty
Fordyce
Forfar
The Royal Burgh of Forfar stands on what was once the centre of the kingdom of the Picts - the region's first settlers.
Forgandenny
Fort Augustus
Fort William
Fort William is the largest town in the Scottish Highlands, surpassed only by the city of Inverness in size.
Forter
Fortingall
If your idea of pleasure is to seek out and drive the by-ways of Britain, then don't miss Fortingall. It is a gem of a hamlet. It's set in a shallow, flat bottomed, glen and surrounded by wooded hills.
Fortrose
Foyers
Fraserburgh
Fyvie
Gairloch
Gamrie
Garmouth
The ancient village of Garmouth lies along the banks of the River Spey, where it flows into the Moray Firth. Its narrow streets meander through an amazing mixture of architectural styles.
Garve
The Scottish highland village of Garve is situated beside the Black Water River in Ross-shire. The small village straddles along the A835, the main road from Tore, near Inverness, to Ullapool on the west coast of the Northern Highlands.
Glamis
This much-loved home of the earls of Strathmore, Glamis is a sleepy and extremely picturesque conservation area, where you will find thatched cottages, the Angus folk Museum and St. Fergus' Kirk with its Pictish stone.
Glencoe
Gleneagles
The resort destination of Gleneagles is known as the "Gateway to northern Scotland". Lying an hour north of Edinburgh, it is where the lowland plains meet the Scottish Highlands.
Glenelg
Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan is a small village situated in the north-west Highlands of Scotland, 17 miles from Fort William. Surrounded by mountains and on the banks of the freshwater Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan is a very beautiful and peaceful spot.
Golspie
Gordonstown
Gourdon
Grandtully
Grantown-on-Spey
Grantown-on-Spey was founded as a planned township on the banks of the River Spey in the Highlands. It is located 35 miles south east of Inverness.
Hopeman
Idrigil
Idrigil is a quite beautiful spot on the west coast of Skye and is the departing point for the ferry to the Western Isles.
Invergarry
Set in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, Invergarry is a small village 25 miles north of Fort William.
Invergordon
Invermoriston
Inverness
Inverness, the capital of the Highlands is situated at the head of the Great Glen, at the mouth of the River Ness, on the shores of the Moray Firth. Inverness is an attractive and historic city, at the busy crossroads of the highland region.
Isleornsay
John O' Groats
If you thought John o'Groats was the northernmost point of Scotland, you are in for a shock. It isn't! However, it is the furthest distance between two points on the British mainland, the other point being Land's End.
Johnshaven
Keiss
Keith
Kenmore
Kinloch Hourn
Kinloch Rannoch
Kinlochbervie
Kinlochleven
Kinnaird
Kinross
Kinross is a historic town offering all those who visit rich rewards in beautiful scenery, places of interest, leisure activities and an impressive choice of eating establishments.
Kintore
Kirkmichael
Kirkton of Culsalmond
Kirkton of Skene
Kirkwall
Kirriemuir
The earliest records of Kirriemuir date from the 13th century, but it is possible that there has been a settlement on this site since prehistoric times.
Kirtomy
Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh is a village located on the Mainland of the Scottish Highlands. Kyle used to be the main port of entry to the Isle of Skye before the Bridge was built 1995.
Kyleakin
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Kylerhea
Leckmelm
Lerwick
Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands, lies where the North Sea meets the Northeast Atlantic Ocean and is Britain's most northerly commercial harbour.
Letham
Still within the land roamed by the enigmatic Celtic race - the Picts - Letham is a much visited village which attracts hundreds of visitors to its Victorian market each summer.
Lewiston
Little Forter
Loch Ness
Lochaline
Lochaline is the main village in the peninsula of Morvern, which forms the extreme south-western point of the Scottish Highland region.
Lochcarron
Lossiemouth
Best known as the home of RAF Lossiemouth, the port town of Lossiemouth is situated on the Moray Firth. Once a popular spa town in Victorian days, it continues to be known as the "Riviera of the North".
Lower Bayble
Lower Diabaig
Lumphanan
Luncarty
Luskentyre
Mallaig
Melvich
Methlick
Mid Yell
Migvie
Mintlaw
Monifieth
The settlement of Monifieth dates back to at least the 9th century. The discovery of Pictish stones in the graveyard of St. Rule's Church suggests that Monifieth was a Pictish centre of some importance.
Montrose
The northern-most coastal town in Angus is the Royal Burgh of Montrose - a proud little town whose pinky-grey buildings radiate history and tell of a time when this was the prosperous home of merchants.
Monzie
Mossbank
Muthill
New Aberdour
New Pitsligo
Founded in 1787 by Sir William Forbes, a descendant of Alexander Forbes, the last Lord Pitsligo, who was Lt. Colonel to Bonny Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising
Newtyle
Newtyle is a small village located in the Sidlaw Hills approximately 1' miles north of Dundee. Halfway between Dundee and Blairgowrie, Newtyle has many of its own amenities.
North Ronaldsay
Old Aberdeen
Old Rayne
Ollaberry
Ollach
Ollach is one of the most beautiful little corners of Skye. Divided by the Ollach river into Lower Ollach and Upper Ollach, it lies about five miles from the island's capital, Portree.
Orphir
Pennan
Pennan is the Jewel of the Morayshire coast. It's picturesque beauty and charm make it a favourite place for visitors from all over the U.K and all around the world.
Perth
Perth is a unique small city situated on the banks of the River Tay in the Heartland of Scotland. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Perthshire, at the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland.
Peterhead
Peterhead is the easternmost town in mainland Scotland, located 31 miles north of Aberdeen and overlooking the North Sea.
Pitlochry
Plockton
Poolewe
Port Ness
Portessie
Portessie situated on the Moray coast is a quiet, beautiful place to visit and the surrounding area is a hidden gem.
Portree
Portskerra
Portsoy
Potarch
Quarff
Rackwick
Reay
Rhiconich
Rhynie
Rosemount
Salen
Sandend
Sandhaven
Scardroy
Scotstown
Scotstoun not Scotstown as listed, is a tiny hamlet situated above the village of Strontian overlooking Loch Sunart on the edge of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Scourie
Scrabster
Sheigra
Shiel Bridge
Shiel Bridge is in the rugged Scottish Highlands at the south east corner of Loch Duich in Lochalsh. The River Shiel runs through the area which no doubt led to the village name of Shiel Bridge.
Slaggan
Spittal of Glenshee
St. Combs
St. Cyrus
St. Cyrus is a small village in the NE of Scotland mid-way between Aberdeen & Dundee with 3 miles of glorious sandy beaches and the area adjacent to the beach is a Nature Reserve.
St. Fillans
St. Vigeans
Staxigoe
Stonehaven
The popular coastal town of Stonehaven lies in the Northeast of Scotland and despite being only 15 miles from the bustling city of Aberdeen - Stonehaven is a little slice of tranquillity.
Stornoway
The remote town of Stornaway is the largest town in the Western Isles. Located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, it has around 9,000 residents.
Strathpeffer
Strathpeffer is a pleasant, quiet village lying some 17 miles from Inverness. It's popular with both walkers and golfers, as well as those seeking more historical attractions.
Stromeferry
Stromness
Strontian
Strontian, a little slice of heaven right here on earth - the people are friendly and helpful making visitors to the area feel welcome. Picture the scene - mountains - oakwoods - amazing forest walks - abundant wild life including red deer
Talmine
Tarskavaig
Thurso
Tokavaig
Tomintoul
Tomintoul is a small village within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.
Tongue
Tore
Trinafour
Tummel Bridge
When I think of Scotland, I always let my mind drift back to the village of Tummel Bridge and the beautiful Loch at its edge. Tummel bridge or simply 'Tummel' if you are a local, is carved in two by the gentle river Tummel.
Uig
Ullapool
Ullapool nestles on the shores of the Bay of Loch Broom, 56 miles north west of Inverness in Ross and Cromarty, Highland.
Upper Diabaig
West Laroch
Whaligoe
Whitehall
Wick

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