Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Nairn

Nairn.-- parl. and royal burgh, seaport, par., and co. town of Nairnshire, on river Nairn and the Moray Firth, 15 ½ miles NE. of Inverness and 566 miles N. by W. of London by rail - par., 8827 ac., pop. 5368; parl. burgh, pop. 4161; royal burgh, pop. 4665; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Nairn is a favourite watering-place. The climate is dry and bracing, and the beach is sandy and well-sheltered. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the fisheries. The harbour is small and shallow, but has been improved. Lieutenant-Colonel James Grant, C.B. (born in 1827), the African traveller, is a native. Nairn is one of the Inverness District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "parliamentary and royal burgh"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Nairn ScoP       Nairnshire ScoCnty
Place: Nairn

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