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A spread-out and diverse group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, the Hebrides are divided into two categories:

The Isle of Skye and Small Isles have been separated from the Hebrides although they are often considered part of them.

Note: The term Western Isles is often used to refer to the Hebrides as a whole although it more accurately refers to the Outer Hebrides.

See also: Islands of the lower Firth of Clyde, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands

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