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Nairn, Highland

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Nairn, Highland

Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is an ancient fishing port and market town around 16 miles east of Inverness. It was the county town of the wider county of Nairn also known as Nairnshire.
Post townNAIRN
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyNairnshire
OS GridNH8856
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01667
Population8,418
 

Other names by which Nairn, Highland has been known in the past

Invernairn ~ Nardin ~ Narne ~ Strath Nairn ~ Tuaesis ~ Uisge Nearn

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

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.

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