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Ross and Cromarty, Historic County of Scotland

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Ross and Cromarty, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre
  • Chapman County Code - ROC
  • Gaelic Name Ros agus Cromba
  • Famous for its mountainous scenery, especially in the west, in an area known as Wester Ross
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Balnagown Castle
  • Fortrose Cathedral ruins
  • Avoch Heritage Centre and Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie witha collection of Pictish artefacts
  • The Torridon Hills exhibit some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the British Isles
  • The Cromarty Courthouse Museum
  • Area The area of the mainland is 1,572,294 acres and the islands 404,413 acres, giving a total for the county of 1,976,707 acres or 3088.6 sq. m.
  • County Flower -

Ross and Cromarty is a registration county and lieutenancy area within and under the Highland Region Local Government of Scotland.

It is bounded by Sutherland on the North and Inverness-shire on the West, with the sea bounding it on two sides. The island portion consists an area that lies North of a line drawn from Loch Resort to Loch Seaforth across the island of Lewis. It is bounded on the W., N. and E. by the Atlantic, and S. by Harris, the southern part of Lewis. Many islands, all but eleven uninhabited, are scattered principally off the west coasts of Lewis and the mainland.

Ross and Cromarty Parishes


  • Alness
  • Applecross (Kishorn, Sheldaig)
  • Avoch
  • Contin
  • Cromarty
  • Dingwall
  • Edderton
  • Fearn
  • Fodderty
  • Gairloch
  • Glenshiel
  • Killearnan
  • Kilmuir, Easter Ross
  • Kiltearn
  • Kincardine
  • Kintail
  • Knockbain
  • Lochalsh
  • Lochbroom
  • Lochcarron
  • Logie Easter
  • Nigg
  • Resolis
  • Rosemarkie
  • Rosskeen
  • Tain
  • Tarbat
  • Urquhart and Logie Wester part
  • Urray part Inverness-shire


  • Barvas
  • Lochs
  • Stornoway
  • Uig

Inland Lochs

  • Maree,
  • Fannich,
  • Luichart,
  • Sheallag,
  • Bosyne

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For Historical information about Ross and Cromarty visit Historic Ross and Cromarty Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Ross and Cromarty.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Ross and Cromarty - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Ross and Cromarty visit Ross and Cromarty - Famous People

Ross and Cromarty - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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