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Dingwall, Highland

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Dingwall, Highland

Dingwall is a town and former royal burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. It has a population of 5,026. It was formerly an east-coast harbour but now lies inland. Dingwall Castle was once the biggest castle north of Stirling. On the town's present-day outskirts lies Tulloch Castle, parts of which may date back to the 12th-century building. In 1411 the Battle of Dingwall is said to have taken place between the Clan Mackay and the Clan Donald.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNH5458
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01349
Population5,026 (2001 census)

Other names by which Dingwall, Highland has been known in the past

Dingwall and Skye Railway The ~ Inner Feorain

Dingwall, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dingwall.-- cap. of co., parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., Ross-shire, at SW. corner of Cromarty Firth, 18½ miles NW. of Inverness, 210 NW. of Edinburgh, and 600 NW. of London -- par., 6644 ac., pop. 2220; parl. and royal burgh, pop. 1921; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday; is an ancient town, of Norse origin. It has a curious old town-house, and a few remains of the ancient mansionhouse of the powerful family of Ross. D. is approachable by vessels of 9 ft. draught, and has some exports of wool and cattle, but its chief trade is local. It is an important ry. junc., from whence the Ross and Skye and the Sutherland and Caithness lines diverge. Dingwall unites with Wick, Cromarty, Kirkwall, Dornoch, and Tain in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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