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  Ross and Cromarty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ross and Cromarty (Ros agus Cromba in Gaelic) was until 1975 a county of Scotland.
Ross and Cromarty lies south of Sutherland and the Dornoch Firth, west of the North Sea and the Moray Firth, north of the Beauly Firth and Inverness-shire and east of The Minch.
The Rosses held what is now Easter Ross; the Munros the small tract around Ben Wyvis, including Dingwall; the Macleods Lewis, and, in the mainland, the district between Loch Maree and Loch Torridon; the Macdonalds of Glengarry, Coigach, and the district between Strome Ferry and Kyle of Lochalsh, and the Mackenzies the remainder.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ross_and_Cromarty   (2783 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Ross and Cromarty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ross and Cromarty was until 1975, an administrative county (additional info and facts about administrative county), and was originally formed in 1889 from the merger of Ross-shire (additional info and facts about Ross-shire) and Cromarty (additional info and facts about Cromarty).
The longest stream of the mainland portion of Ross and Cromarty is the Orrin, which rises in An Sithean and pursues a north-easterly course to its confluence with the Conon (additional info and facts about Conon) after a run of about 42km, during a small part of which it forms the boundary with Inverness-shire.
Ross and Cromarty is now divided between the Ross, Skye and Lochaber (additional info and facts about Ross, Skye and Lochaber) and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (additional info and facts about Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) constituencies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/ross_and_cromarty.htm   (2972 words)

 Ross-shire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ross-shire (Siorrachd Rois in Gaelic), or simply Ross, was a county of Scotland bordering on Sutherland, Cromartyshire (of which it contained many enclaves), Inverness-shire and on an exclave of Nairnshire.
Ross is a historical, comital region, and hence the addition of -shire is a rather odd and superfluous anglicization.
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 also provided that "the counties of Ross and Cromarty shall cease to be seperate counties, and shall be united for all purposes whatsoever, under the name of the county of Ross and Cromarty."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ross-shire   (190 words)

 Ross and Cromarty --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ross and Cromarty comprises the historic counties of Ross-shire and Cromartyshire.
During the 17th century Cromarty became the chief burgh of the patchwork county of Cromartyshire, comprising the amalgamated estates of the earls of Cromarty, which included enclaves surrounded by Ross-shire on...
It is part of the Western Isles council area and the historic county of Ross-shire in the historic region of Ross and Cromarty.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9064139   (809 words)

 GENUKI: Ross and Cromarty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ross was originally the land bounded by the Moray Firth and Dornoch Firth.
Cromarty was formed from the lands in the north of the peninsula known as the Black Isle, to which were added various estates from Ross-shire.
Ross was constituted as a county in 1661 and Cromarty in 1685 and again in 1698.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/sct/ROC   (830 words)

 ROSS AND CROMARTY - Online Information article about ROSS AND CROMARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fortrose (1322), Tain (2067), Cromarty (1242), Invergordon (ro85).
John Macdonald, 4th and last lord of the Isles and 12th earl of Ross, the earldom was again vested in the crown (1476).
The county of Ross was constituted in 1661, and Cromarty in 1685 and 1698, both being consolidated into the present county in 1889 (see CROMARTY, county).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /RON_SAC/ROSS_AND_CROMARTY.html   (3891 words)

 Tourist Information for Ross and Cromarty
Ross and Cromarty, otherwise known as Ross-shire stretches from Tarbat Ness in the east to Applecross in the west.
Easter Ross, where the old county town of Dingwall lies, is a mix of high quality, low lying agricultural land and some industrial towns such as Invergordon, Alness and Evanton.
The ancient town of Cromarty sits at its north east corner overlooking Nigg and the Tarbat Peninsula which stretches north east through the old fishing villages of Balintore and Portmahomack to the second tallest lighthouse in the UK at Tarbat Ness.
www.yesscotland.com /region40cos.php   (658 words)

 Ross and Cromarty
Ross and Cromarty is a Highland county in Scotland, bounded on the north by Sutherlandshire, east by Durnoch and Moray firths, south by Inverness-shire, and west by the North Minch and the Hebrides.
The west coast of the mainland is indented by numerous lochs.
The east coast is indented by Durnoch Firth, separating Ross and Cromarty from Sutherland, and by Cromarty Firth and Inverness Firth.
www.britain.tv /travel_scot_rosshire.shtml   (157 words)

 Scottish Highlands Explorer: Ross & Cromarty Map
Similar in size to Cyprus or Puerto Rico, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, spans the country from the Atlantic on the west coast to the North Sea on the east.
Ross and Cromarty has a surprisingly long documented history considering its rural character and remoteness.
Surprises in Ross and Cromarty include palm trees in the sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe on the Atlantic coast, warmed by the Gulf Stream, and the chance to watch Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth.
www.cali.co.uk /HIGHEXP/Rosscrom.htm   (369 words)

 Ross and Cromarty on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Ross and Cromarty was divided between the new Highland and Western Isles regions (now council areas).
Football: The moulding of a boss up there in Ross and Cromarty; PRIDE GUY COOPER IS PAYING HIS DUES, JUST LIKE FERGIE DID AT EAST STIRLING.(Sport)
Interview: Charles Kennedy - Stars in his eyes (Bellatrix, Mintaka, Betelgeuse etc); The Deborah Ross Interview; He loves astronomy; in fact he can tell you the names of the stars of Orion.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/R/RossN1C1ro.asp   (269 words)

 Cromarty Pottery - Hand made Pottery from Cromarty, Easter Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland
Cromarty Pottery, originally opened by Alistair and Alison Dunn in 1965, is almost certainly the oldest operating in northern Scotland.
Initially trained under the traditional German apprentice system as a tile designer, maker, and constructor of tiled ceramic stoves, her interests and skills have expanded to encompass many other techniques, clays and glazes.
Since 1990 she has been based in Cromarty, selling her pottery and sculptures in the pottery shop which is part of the Cromarty Pottery, as well as from other shops throughout the country, and running a very popular series of pottery classes.
www.cromarty-pottery.com   (179 words)

 Exploring Archaeology in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ross and Cromarty is a county of contrasts, from the fertile farmland of the east to the mountains and crofting townships of the west.
Cromarty flourished as a port trading with England and the Baltic, while Dingwall built a canal to improve its competitiveness.
This site was based on the leaflet produced by the Ross and Cromarty Access to Archaeology Project, funded by Highland Council, Ross and Cromarty Enterprise, and the European Union LEADER II Programme.
www.higharch.demon.co.uk /leaflets/ross   (745 words)

 Walking in Scotland - Wester Ross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wester Ross is one of my favourite holiday locations, and for the the purposes of these pages Wester Ross stretches from Loch Maree in the south to Suilven in the north.
Wester Ross is one of the most interesting walking/hillwalking areas in Scotland - from the lochs and forests of the Loch Maree/Gairloch area to the bleak but stunning scenery of Assynt.
Walks in Wester Ross by Richard Hallewell and Rebecca Johnstone for Ross and Cromarty Tourist Board, 1987.
www.b-mercer.demon.co.uk /wross.htm   (649 words)

 Kennedy, Charles Peter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Kennedy, Charles Peter
He led a strong general election campaign in June 2001, promising investment in public services and an honest approach to how increased spending would be financed.
Kennedy was elected MP for Ross, Cromarty, and Skye in 1983, becoming Britain's youngest MP at the age of 23.
He was working on a PhD at Indiana University in 1983 when the opportunity arose to seek the Social Democratic Party (SDP) nomination for Ross, Cromarty, and Skye.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Kennedy,+Charles+Peter   (368 words)

 Ross and Cromarty Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stretching from the firthlands of the east to the highlands of the west, Ross and Cromarty is a diverse area, rich in natural resources and home to many vibrant communities.
Today, in common with much of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the people of Ross and Cromarty face many challenges, but they also recognise that there are many opportunities.
It is the aim of Ross and Cromarty Enterprise to raise the overall quality of life for all those living in the area by strengthening communities, developing skills and growing businesses.
www.hie.co.uk /RACE.htm   (296 words)

 UKBookworld.com old, rare and out-of-print book database
Clarke D A hoard of late Bronze Age gold objects from Heights of Brae Ross and Cromarty District Highland Region.
In this comprehansive and fully illustrated volume the burial monuments of the early inhabitants of Northern Scotland are examined and the surviving remains are described, offering an indispensible reference source for the neolithic period in this area.
Geologist, born at Cromarty had the parish school education, and early showed a remarkable love of reading and power of story-telling.
www.ukbookworld.com /cgi-bin/search.pl?s_i_keywords=Ross+Crom*   (959 words)

 The North Star
ONE of the biggest crowd pullers in Easter Ross, the Alness Classic and Vintage Car Rally, has been scrapped for next year.
For fields at Dalmore, which have traditionally been used for car parking for the event, are to be developed into a housing scheme of more than 200 houses.
SEVERAL Ross and Cromarty juniors are breaking ground out with the confines of club and province curling.
www.north-star-news.co.uk   (214 words)

 Ross & Cromarty East Local Plan - Public Local Inquiry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Objections and Representations to the Deposit Draft Plan were considered by the Ross and Cromarty Area Planning Committee on 25 January 2005.
A Pre-Inquiry Meeting was arranged for Tuesday 22nd March, 2005 in the Ross Suite of the Ross County football ground, Victoria Park, Dingwall.
The invitation to attend this meeting - chaired by the Inquiry Reporter, Mr Trevor Croft - was extended to all participants at the Inquiry and objectors to the Local Plan.
www.highland.gov.uk /plintra/devplans/race/racepli.htm   (329 words)

 Roll of Honour - Ross and Cromarty - War Memorial Selection
Throughout Ross and Cromarty there are various memorials and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell in various wars.
If you have a transcription of, or you are willing to transcribe, a Ross and Cromarty memorial or roll of honour for these pages then please contact me, the email address is below.
Not all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.
www.roll-of-honour.com /RossAndCromarty   (695 words)

 Ross and Cromarty Information and Deals - TripAdvisor
Plockton, Ross and Cromarty: The Haven: "Haven - A blight amongst a true haven!"
Torridon, Ross and Cromarty: Ben Damph Lodge: "Stay in the former stable block"
Torridon, Ross and Cromarty: Loch Torridon Country House Hotel: "In The Middle of a Gale....Paradise!"
tripadvisor.com /AllReviews-g186550-or10-Ross_and_Cromarty_Scottish_Highland...   (1609 words)

 Ross and Cromarty Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Our aim is to enable people living in Ross and Cromarty to realise their full potential on a long-term sustainable basis.
Cromarty based director Don Coutts scooped two prestigious Angel Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival last weekend (Saturday 10th Dec) with his film 'American Cousins' and is celebrating his co-operatively owned restaurant 'Sutor Creek', in Cromarty, being included as a newcomer in the latest edition of 'Scotland The Best' by Peter Irvine.
Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, 69-71 High Street, Invergordon, IV18 0AA.
www.hie.co.uk /race   (413 words)

 Ullapool and Loch Broom's Guide to Ullapool Wester Ross Highands Scotland
It is the perfect base to discover Ross-shire, Cromarty, Sutherland, The Black Isle and Inverness (where the nearest Air, Rail and Bus Links are).
Ullapool is an ideal base from which to explore Wester Ross and the Highlands of Scotland.
A company involved in plans for a controversial network of pylons running the length of Scotland is to propose an alternative scheme involving a 200-mile underwater cable.
www.ullapool.co.uk   (397 words)

 Biodiversity - Highland Biodiversity - The Variety of Life
Ross and Cromarty (East) is an area of diverse landscapes, dominated by the deep ice-eroded glens and remote high hills to the west and the broad, open expanse of the Moray Firth to the east.
Sandwiched in between along a narrow lowland area of fertile soils, live most of the 43,356 population, centred on the towns of Fortrose, Cromarty, Dingwall, Alness, Invergordon and Tain.
Across these lowlands and in the glacial straths, smaller communities and isolated homesteads are scattered, each with their own character; of crofting and small- holdings, estates, farms and homes.
highlandbiodiversity.com /htm/counties/ross_cromarty/ross_cromarty.php   (157 words)

 Exploring Archaeology in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland: Strathpeffer Eagle Stone, Stratpeffer Spa, Knockfarrel Hillfort, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is an early 'Class 1' type, with the symbols cut into a rough boulder (7th-8th.c.) It stands on a small, possibly man-made, mound.
It is supposed to be a copy of the gates of the Indian city of Negapatam, the scene of one of Munro's military victories.
The cathedral was the seat of the Bishops of Ross from about 1240, when it was moved here from Rosemarkie, until the Reformation.
www.higharch.demon.co.uk /leaflets/ross/sites14_21.html   (595 words)

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