Map of Ross and Cromarty

ROSS AND CROMARTY

" ... a northern county of Scotland. The mainland portion is bounded N. by Sutherland and Dornoch Firth, E. by the North Sea and Moray Firth, S. by Beauly Firth and Inverness-shire and W. by the strait of the Minch. The island portion, consisting of as much of the island of Lewis as lies north of a line drawn from Loch Resort to Loch Seaforth, 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. The area of the mainland is 1,572,294 acres and of the islands 404,413 acres, giving a total for the county of 1,976,707 acres or 3088.6 sq. m. ... On the North Sea front the chief indentations are Beauly Firth and Inner Moray Firth, marking off the Black Isle from Inverness-shire; Cromarty Firth, bounding the districts of Easter Ross and the Black Isle; Moray Firth, separating Easter Ross from Nairnshire; and Dornoch Firth, dividing north-east Ross from Sutherlandshire."

Extracted from Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th ed. Vol. 23. Cambridge, 1911

See also the entry for Ross and Cromarty in the 1868 gazetteer.

INFORMATION RELATED TO ALL OF ROSS & CROMARTY

Archives and Libraries

The Highland Archive Service is responsible for locating, preserving and making accessible archives relating to all aspects of the history of the geographical area of the Highlands.

Information on national archives and links to lists of local archives and libraries can be found on our Scotland Archives and Libraries page.

Cemeteries

Census

General advice on census records and indexes can be found on our Scotland Census page.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Court Records

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Historical Geography

Land and Property

Names, Geographical

Social Life and Customs

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Statistics