Dornoch, Highland

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Dornoch is a town in Highland

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

Dornoch in historic gazetteers

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

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.

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

Dornoch Firth, inlet of the North Sea, between Ross and Sutherland; it is 22¼ m. long, and 11 wide at entrance (from Tarbat Ness to Brora); it offers some good harbourage, but the navigation is impeded by sandbanks and shoals; its waters abound in cod, haddocks, &C. is a Good Stuff website.