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Ardersier, Highland

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Ardersier, Highland

Ardersier (Scottish Gaelic: Àird nan Saor) is a small former fishing village in the Scottish Highlands, on the Moray Firth, east of Inverness, near Fort George, and Nairn Map. Its name is an anglicisation of the Gaelic "Àird nan Saor", or "Headland of the joiners", one local legend being that carpenters working on the construction of ecclesiastical buildings on the other side of the Moray Firth were quartered here.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNH7855
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Ard Ros Iar ~ Arderseir ~ Campbelltown ~ Campbeltown

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

Ardersier, coast par., NE. corner of Inverness-shire. 10½ m. NE. of Inverness, 3824 ac., pop. 2086; P.O., T.O. It contains Campbeltown, a fishing vil., 1½ mile NW. from Fort-George sta.

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