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Muir of Ord, Highland

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Muir of Ord, Highland

Muir of Ord (Scottish Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh) is a village in Highland, Scotland. It is situated near the western boundary of the Black Isle, about 20 km west of the city of Inverness, and 10 km south of Dingwall. It has a population of 3,026. The Black Isle Show, one of the largest agricultural shows in Scotland, is held every August in a showground near Muir of Ord. The village is served by Muir of Ord railway station, opened in 1869.
Post townMuir of Ord
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNH5250
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01463
Population1,812
 

Other names by which Muir of Ord, Highland has been known in the past

Muir Of Ord ~ Ord ~ Tarradale

Muir of Ord, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Muir of Ord, vil. with ry. sta., Urray par., on SE. border of Ross and Cromarty, 3 miles N. of Beauly and 13 miles NW. of Inverness; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is situated on a flat sandy tract; is the scene of great cattle, sheep, and horse markets, and has a distillery.

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