Tain, Highland

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Tain is a settlement in Highland

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

Tain in historic gazetteers

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

Tain, seaport, parl., royal, and police burgh, and par., Ross and Cromarty, on S. shore of Dornoch Firth, 25¾ miles NE. of Dingwall and 44½ N. of Inverness by rail - par., 16,673 ac., pop. 3009; parl. and police burgh, pop. 1742; royal burgh, pop. 2221; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. Tain has a ruined chapel of 13th century, and the collegiate church of St Duthus, founded in 1471. Good golfing links are adjacent to the town. It is one of the Wick District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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