Portmahomack  Ross and Cromarty


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Portmahomack like this:

Portmahomack, a fishing village in Tarbat parish, NE Ross and Cromarty, on the SE side of the entrance to Dornoch Firth, 3 miles SSW of Tarbat Ness, and 9¾ ENE of Tain. It has a post office, with money order, Savings' bank, and telegraph departments, 25 fishing boats, and a pier 420 feet long, erected at a cost of £3168. ...

Pop. (1861) 489, (1871) 458, (1881) 301.—Ord. Sur., sh. 94, 1878.

Portmary, an estate, with a mansion, on the coast of Rerrick parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, 7½ miles SE of Kirkcudbright, and 1½ mile S by E of Dundrennan Abbey. The name is said to be modern; but the rock is shown from which Queen Mary embarked on her flight to England. See Dundrennan and Terregles.

Portmahomack through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th August 2020

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