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Dornoch, Highland

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Dornoch, Highland

Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth, near to where it opens into the Moray Firth to the east. The town is within the Highland local government council area, and within the county of Sutherland. The town is near the A9 road, to which it is linked by the A949 and the B9168. The town also has a Grass Air Strip Suitable for Small Aircraft and Helicopters.
Post townDORNOCH
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNH8089
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01862
Population1,206 (2001 census)

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

Dornoch Firth ~ Dornoch Firth Of ~ Dornok

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

Dornoch, cap. of co., parl. and royal burgh, seaport, and par., SE. Sutherlandshire, on Dornoch Firth, 8¾ m. NE. of Tain by Meikle Ferry, 14½ E. of Bonar Bridge ry. sta., and 80½ NE. of Inverness -- par., 30,189 ac., pop. 2525; parl. and royal burgh, pop. 497; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was formerly the residence of the bishops of Sutherland and Caithness. The cathedral (built, 1222-45; rebuilt, 1835-37) is now used as the parish church. D. has a splendid beach for bathing, and an excellent golfing ground; it attracts many summer visitors. The burgh unites with Wick, Cromarty, Dingwall, Kirkwall, and Tain in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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