List of Scottish counties by highest point

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This is a list of the 33 Counties of Scotland by their highest point.

Rank County Height (m) Height (ft)1 Name Grid reference
1 Inverness-shire 1,344 4,409 Ben Nevis NN166712
2= Aberdeenshire 1,309 4,295 Ben Macdhui NN988989
2= Banffshire 1,309 4,295 Ben Macdhui NN988989
4 Perthshire 1,214 3,983 Ben Lawers NN635414
5 Ross and Cromarty 1,183 3,881 Carn Eige NH123261
6 Argyll 1,150 3,773 Bidean nam Bian NN143542
7 Angus 1,068 3,504 Glas Maol NO166765
8 Sutherland 998 3,274 Ben More Assynt NC318201
9 Stirlingshire 974 3,196 Ben Lomond NN367028
10 Dunbartonshire 943 3,094 Ben Vorlich NN295124
11 Bute 874 2,867 Goatfell NR991415
12 Kirkcudbrightshire 843 2,766 Merrick NX427855
13= Peeblesshire 840 2,756 Broad Law NT146235
13= Selkirkshire 840 2,756 Broad Law NT146235
15 Dumfriesshire 821 2,694 White Coomb NT163151
16 Ayrshire 782 2,565 Kirriereoch Hill shoulder NX421870
17 Kincardineshire 778 2,552 Mount Battock NO549844
18 Lanarkshire 748 2,454 Culter Fell NT052290
19 Roxburghshire 743 2,438 Hangingstone Hill NT895193
20 Clackmannanshire 721 2,365 Ben Cleuch NN902006
21 Moray 710 2,329 Carn a' Ghille Chearr NJ139298
22 Caithness 706 2,316 Morven ND004285
23 Nairnshire 659 2,162 Carn Glas-choire NH891291
24 Midlothian 651 2,136 Blackhope Scar NT315483
25 East Lothian 535 1,755 Meikle Says Law NT581617
26 Berwickshire 532 1,746 Meikle Says Law shoulder NT581616
27= Fife 522 1,713 West Lomond NO197066
27= Renfrewshire 522 1,713 Hill of Stake NS273630
29 Kinross-shire 497 1,631 Innerdouny Hill NO032073
30 Orkney 481 1,578 Ward Hill HY228022
31 Shetland 450 1,476 Ronas Hill HU305834
32 Wigtownshire 322 1,056 Craigairie Fell NX236736
33 West Lothian 312 1,024 Cairnpapple Hill (South Top) NS987711

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  1. The foot measurement is derived from the Ordnance Survey metre measurement, multiplied by 3.2808.
  2. Although it ceased to exist as a county in 1890, Cromartyshire was a distinct county consisting chiefly of the Black Isle, with the county town of Cromarty, and the district of Ullapool, with a number of enclaves scattered in the body of Ross-shire, in between.The highest point of the County of Cromarty is Sgurr Mor in the Fannichs at os grid reference NH200694. It is 3642 ft (or 1110 mtrs) high - making it 7th in the list, and creating 34 traditional counties of Scotland

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