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Auldearn, Highland

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Auldearn, Highland

Auldearn is a village situated east of the River Nairn, just outside Nairn in the Highland council area of Scotland. It takes its name from William the Lyon's castle of Eren (Old Eren), built there in the 12th century. Auldearn is an expanding area, with much development in the last 10 years. It has a small garden in the centre of the village called the Rose Gardens where people, old and young, gather. From Castle Hill, there is a view all around for miles.
Post townNAIRN
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyNairnshire
OS GridNH9155
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 code01667 45
Populationest. 540 (2006)

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

Allt Fearn ~ Auldearne

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

Auldearn, coast par. and vil., in co. and 2½ miles SE. of Nairn -- par., 14,035 ac., pop. 1292; vil., pop. 363; P.O. Here, in 1645, Montrose defeated the Covenanters under the command of John Hurry or Urry.

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