Miscellaneous

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"ARDMEANACH, (or The Black Isle), a peninsula between the Friths of Moray and Cromarty, comprising a portion of the counties of Ross_and_Cromarty, and Nairn. This region was formerly a bleak, barren moorland, but has recently been reclaimed, and is now well cultivated and intersected with roads."

"DALENESS, a village in the county of Nairn, Scotland, 13 miles S. of Nairn."

"DALROY, a village in the county of Nairn, Scotland, 11 miles SW. of Nairn. It is situated on the river Nairn."

"DULSIE BRIDGE, a hamlet in the county of Nairn, 10 miles S.E. of Nairn. It is situated on the river Findhorn."

"FINDHORN, a river traversing the counties of Inverness, Nairn, and Moray, Scotland. It issues from the Monadleadh hills in Badenoch, Inverness-shire, and falls into the Moray Firth after a course of 50 miles. It is crossed by bridges at Forces and Dulsie, and passes Redhill and Darnaway. The scenery on its banks is very fine, particularly in Moray, and its fisheries are extensive. The river is subject to sudden and destructive floods."

"GEDDES, a quondam parish now joined to Auldearn, county Nairn, Scotland."

"KILRAVOCK CASTLE, a seat in county Nairn. It is an ancient residence situated on an eminence near the river Nairn, 6 miles S.W. of Nairn. It has been in possession of the family of Rose of Kilravock since the 13th century. Portions of it are said to have been designed by the celebrated Inigo Jones. It contains some ancient paintings and documents, which latter have been recently published by the Spalding Club. It was the birth-place of Henry Mackenzie's mother, and the heroine of "Ah! Chloris, could I now but sip."

"KINSTEARY, a village in county Nairn, Scotland, near Nairn."

"STRATHDEARN, a district in counties Nairn and Inverness, Scotland. It extends from the head of the river Findhorn in Badenoch, through Nairn to the borders of Elgin. Fairs are held on the Friday after the 19th May, on the Friday in August before Campbelton, on the Friday in August after the Moor of Ord, and on the Friday in October after Beauly fairs."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]