Bidean nam Bian (Highland)

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  • Translation : Peak of the hides
  • Height : 1150m
  • OS Grid : NN143542

Bidean nam Bian lies to the south of Glen Coe. It is the highest point in the former county of Argyll. More of a mountain range than a single pinnacle, it has many ridges and subsidiary peaks as well as the main summit. The most recognisable features of Bidean nam Bian are the Three Sisters, three steeply-sided ridges that extend north into Glen Coe.

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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