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TITLE
Dornoch from the East
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0072
PLACENAME
Dornoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Dornoch
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31960
KEYWORDS
postcards
towns
cathedrals
Dornoch from the East

This postcard from the 1972 shows Dornoch from the east.

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.

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Dornoch from the East

SUTHERLAND: Dornoch

1970s

postcards; towns; cathedrals

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the 1972 shows Dornoch from the east.<br /> <br /> 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.