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Nairnshire, Historic County of Scotland

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This is the Umbrella project for Nairnshire



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  • Nairnshire Genealogical Resources
  • Nairnshire Historical Page



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  • Administrative centre Nairn
  • Chapman County Code - NAI
  • Gaelic Name
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Cawdor Castle

The County of Nairn was a general purpose county of Scotland, with the burgh of Nairn as the county town, until 1975, when, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the county area became one of the eight districts of the two-tier Highland region. The county of Nairn survived for registration purposes and, at the same time, the Nairn lieutenancy was defined as having the boundaries of the new district. In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, the local government district was merged into the unitary Highland council area.

In 1868 it was bounded on the North by the Moray Frith, on the East by Elginshire, and on the W.est and South by Inverness-shire.

The Parishes of Nairn/Nairnshire

  • Ardclach,
  • Auldearn,
  • Dyke & Moy
  • Nairn;

Also most of the parish of

  • Cawdor (also known as Calder),

and parts of those of:

  • Croy & Dalcross (Inverness-shire);
  • Moy & Dalarossie;
  • Petty;
  • Urquhart & Logie Wester.



Other settlements

  • Clunas in Cawdor Civil Parish
  • Ferness
  • Glenferness
  • Loch Flemington
  • Moss Side
  • Piperhill
  • Wester Galcantray


  • Nairn
  • Findhorn.

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