Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Nairn within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Nairn.-- parl. and royal burgh, seaport, par., and co. town of Nairnshire, on river Nairn and the Moray Firth, 15 ½ miles NE. of Inverness and 566 miles N. by W. of London by rail - par., 8827 ac., pop. 5368; parl. burgh, pop. 4161; royal burgh, pop. 4665; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Nairn is a favourite watering-place. The climate is dry and bracing, and the beach is sandy and well-sheltered. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the fisheries. The harbour is small and shallow, but has been improved. Lieutenant-Colonel James Grant, C.B. (born in 1827), the African traveller, is a native. Nairn is one of the Inverness District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.