Stob Dearg (Highland)

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  • Translation : The red peak
  • Height : 1021m
  • OS Grid : NN223543

Stob Dearg is the highest peak of Buachaille Etive Mor, a mountain at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands. Viewed from the north and east, Stob Dearg can be seen as a huge, rocky cone. From this extends a 5 mile long ridge, nearly surrounded by the River Etive and its tributaries.

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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