10 Highest Mountains in Scotland

Scotland is the United Kingdom’s second largest country. It has over 790 islands, stunning landscapes, and hundreds of frigid mountains. The country’s mountain ranges created numerous closely spaced high peaks. Scotland’s highest points and the majority of the country are covered by ice sheets throughout the winter and sometimes even the summer.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Scotland, with a height of 1344 metres. Many of Scotland’s highest peaks (mountains) can be found in mountain ranges, including the Highlands and Cairngorms. Several of the highest mountains in the British Isles can be found in the Highlands, which are shaped by their generally steep terrain.

Ben Nevis mountain in Scotland. Photo by Jack Skinner on Unsplash
RankMountainsLocationHeight (m)Height (Ft)Prominence
1Ben NevisNear to the town Fort William1344 m4409 feet1344 m
2Ben MacduiSouthern edge of the Cairn Gorm plateau1309 m4295 feet950 m
3BraeriachWestern massif of the Cairngorms1296 m4252 feet461 m
4Cairn ToulWestern massif of the Cairngorms1291 m4236 feet166 m
5Sgor an Lochain UaineCairngorms1258 m4127 feet118 m
6Cairn GormNear Aviemore1244 m4081 feet145 m
7Aonach Beag3 km from Ben Nevis1234 m4049 feet404 m
8Aonach Mor3 km from Ben Nevis on south side of Gien Spean1221 m4006 feet134 m
9Carn Mor DeargNear to Fort William in Lochaber, Highaland1220 m4003 feet165 m
10Ben LawersScottish Highlands1214 m3983 feet909 m

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