Ben Alder (Highland)

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  • Translation : Hill of rock and water
  • Height : 1148m
  • OS Grid : NN496718

Ben Alder is the highest mountain between Loch Ericht and Glen Spean in the Highlands. The summit is a vast plateau on which lies one of Britain's highest bodies of water, Lochan a' Garbh Coire.

Features of the area

Highland Group

Highland is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It is the largest local government area in both Scotland and the United Kingdom as a whole.

The area was created as a two-tier region in 1975 with Highland Region being divided into eight districts, Badenoch and Strathspey, Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh and Sutherland.

In 1996, Highland Regional Council and the district councils were wound up and their functions were transferred to a new Highland Council. It borders Moray, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, and Argyll and Bute.

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