Dingwall, Highland

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Dingwall is a town in Highland

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dingwall within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Dingwall in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Dingwall.-- cap. of co., parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., Ross-shire, at SW. corner of Cromarty Firth, 18½ miles NW. of Inverness, 210 NW. of Edinburgh, and 600 NW. of London -- par., 6644 ac., pop. 2220; parl. and royal burgh, pop. 1921; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday; is an ancient town, of Norse origin. It has a curious old town-house, and a few remains of the ancient mansionhouse of the powerful family of Ross. D. is approachable by vessels of 9 ft. draught, and has some exports of wool and cattle, but its chief trade is local. It is an important ry. junc., from whence the Ross and Skye and the Sutherland and Caithness lines diverge. Dingwall unites with Wick, Cromarty, Kirkwall, Dornoch, and Tain in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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