In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Edinbain like this:
Edinbain, a hamlet in Duirinish parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, at the head of Loch Grishinish, 10½ miles E of Dunvegan, and 13½ NW of Portree, under which it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments. At it are a comfortable little inn, a merchant's shop, a smithy, a ill, a public school, a shooting-lodge, and a slated, stonebuilt hospital, founded and amply endowed by the late Mr Macleod of Grishinish.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Edinbain has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Highland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Edinbain and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Edinbain, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 14th October 2015
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