Old County of Nairnshire


An ancient county and earldom of northern Scotland, Nairn (occasionally Nairnshire) was the fourth smallest county at 164 sq. miles (424 sq. km). It lies between Inverness-shire and Moray, with the Moray Firth to the N. Its chief town was Nairn and its principal river is the Nairn. It became a district within Highland Regional Council between 1974 and 1995. Following reorganisation into unitary authorities, Nairn has remained as an informal administrative unit within the sizeable new Highland Council.

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