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TITLE
Dornoch, showing the Cathedral and the remaining tower of the old castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_117
PLACENAME
Dornoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Dornoch
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
P Justyne
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30921
KEYWORDS
Dornoch
castles
cathedrals
Celtic Church
saints
Countess of Sutherland
witches
Dornoch, showing the Cathedral and the remaining tower of the old castle

Dornoch stands at the mouth of the Dornoch Firth and is thought to be the home of the early Celtic Church. The church was first recorded in 1140 during the reign of David I.

The seat of the Diocese of Caithness was moved to Dornoch in 1224 by St Gilbert of Moray, the last Scot to be canonised before the Reformation. The Cathedral was built prior to St Gilbert's death in 1245. It was destroyed by a Mackay clan feud in 1570 and was later restored by Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland between 1835-1837. Dornoch was also the site where the last Scots witch was burned in a barrel of oil in 1727.

The illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Dornoch, showing the Cathedral and the remaining tower of the old castle

SUTHERLAND: Dornoch

1870s

Dornoch; castles; cathedrals; Celtic Church; saints; Countess of Sutherland; witches

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Dornoch stands at the mouth of the Dornoch Firth and is thought to be the home of the early Celtic Church. The church was first recorded in 1140 during the reign of David I. <br /> <br /> The seat of the Diocese of Caithness was moved to Dornoch in 1224 by St Gilbert of Moray, the last Scot to be canonised before the Reformation. The Cathedral was built prior to St Gilbert's death in 1245. It was destroyed by a Mackay clan feud in 1570 and was later restored by Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland between 1835-1837. Dornoch was also the site where the last Scots witch was burned in a barrel of oil in 1727. <br /> <br /> The illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie