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Avoch, Highland

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Avoch, Highland

Avoch is a harbour-village located on the south-east coast of the Black Isle, on the Moray Firth. Ormond Castle or Avoch Castle was a stronghold built on the site and served as a royal castle to William the Lion; passed on to the Morays of Petty then Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway, upon his marriage to Joanna de Moravia in 1362. Descendants of Archibald, were to take the title of Earl of Ormonde from the castle.
Post townAVOCH
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNH7055
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01381 62
Populationest. 1,000 (2006)

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

Abh Ach

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

Avoch, par. and fishing vil. in Black Isle, E. Ross-shire, 1¾ mile SW. of Fortrose -- par., 8030 ac., pop. 1691; vil., pop. 905; P.O.

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