Nairn  Nairnshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Nairn like this:

Nairn.-- parl. and royal burgh, seaport, par., and co. town of Nairnshire, on river Nairn and the Moray Firth, 15 ½ miles NE. of Inverness and 566 miles N. by W. of London by rail - par., 8827 ac., pop. 5368; parl. burgh, pop. 4161; royal burgh, pop. 4665; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. ...

Market-day, Thursday. Nairn is a favourite watering-place. The climate is dry and bracing, and the beach is sandy and well-sheltered. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the fisheries. The harbour is small and shallow, but has been improved. Lieutenant-Colonel James Grant, C.B. (born in 1827), the African traveller, is a native. Nairn is one of the Inverness District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

Nairn through time

Nairn is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Nairn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nairn, in Highland and Nairnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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