Tain  Ross and Cromarty


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

Tain, seaport, parl., royal, and police burgh, and par., Ross and Cromarty, on S. shore of Dornoch Firth, 25¾ miles NE. of Dingwall and 44½ N. of Inverness by rail - par., 16,673 ac., pop. 3009; parl. and police burgh, pop. 1742; royal burgh, pop. 2221; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. Tain has a ruined chapel of 13th century, and the collegiate church of St Duthus, founded in 1471. Good golfing links are adjacent to the town. It is one of the Wick District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

Tain through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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