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Evanton

(Baile Eoghain)
Highland

A village in Easter Ross, Highland Council Area, Evanton (Gael: Baile Eoghain) lies close to the north shore of the Cromarty Firth between Dingwall and Invergordon. To the west is Foulis Castle, the seat of the Chiefs of the Clan Munro and on the summit of Fyrish Hill to the west stands a monument erected in 1781 by tenants of the Novar Estate to commemorate the victory of Sir Hector Munro of Novar at the battle of Seringapatam in India. The village, which lies between the River Glass and the River Sgitheach, was created by Evan Fraser of Balernie in 1810 and was populated by people cleared from the straths to the west. An airfield, established in the 1920s and used by the Fleet Air Arm, was converted for use as an industrial estate in the 1970s with steel scrap, fencemaking, textile and North Sea oil-related industries.


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