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Landscapes at large

Many people travel a long way to come and see Scotland's scenery. Dramatic photography, famous film settings, poetry, paintings and songs have made our landscapes famous around the world. Scotland's landscapes reflect geological diversity which has developed over billion of years, together with the more recent influence of biodiversity and people.

As a result Scotland boasts the highest mountains and deepest lochs in the UK. We also have one of the longest coastlines in Europe, an incredible 12,000 km of coast and rugged cliffs or pearl-white beaches, with 790 islands along the shoreline.

The best way to enjoy the scenery is to get out there and be active. Take a walk in one of the National Scenic Areas or cycle along quiet roads, head for the mountains, enjoy a stroll by the sea or take a boat trip on one of the lochs.

Or why not just catch the train: The West Highland line (Glasgow to Mallaig) and the Kyle line (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh) are regarded as two of the most scenic rail journeys of the world.

But you don't need to travel that far to enjoy Scotland's outdoors. There are places closer to home that are special, unique, and often unknown. These are some of the places that the PlaceBook Scotland external site project wants you to document on their website to remind us all that there is so much more to Scotland than the postcards show. You can add photographs, short films, music and even poetry to tell the world about your Scottish place.

Last updated on Monday 14th December 2015 at 16:15 PM. Click here to comment on this page