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Fort William, Highland (An Gearasdan)

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Fort William, Highland (An Gearasdan)

Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNN1073
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01397
Population9,908 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Fort William, Highland (An Gearasdan) has been known in the past

Fort William/An Gearasdan ~ An Gearasdan ~ Fitzwilliam ~ Fort Fitzwilliam ~ Gordonsburgh ~ Inner Lochy ~ Innerlochy ~ Maryborough ~ Maryburgh ~ This Fort The Late King William ~ William ~ William Fort

Fort William, Highland (An Gearasdan) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fort William, small town (police burgh), on E. side of Loch Linnhe, and at foot of Ben Nevis, in co. and 65½ m. SW. of Inverness -- town, pop. 1594; police burgh, pop. 1565; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Fort William was originally called Gordonsburgh, and then Maryburgh. It is a centre for tourists, and a starting-point for the ascent of Ben Nevis. The fort, erected by General Monk, and rebuilt by General Mackay (1689), is now occupied as private dwelling-houses.

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