Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
A view of the Dornoch Firth from Tain
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0203
PLACENAME
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tain
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32101
KEYWORDS
Royal Burghs
King Malcolm III
Highland Clearances
firths
Dornoch Bridge
towns
town
burgh
burghs
postcards
A view of the Dornoch Firth from Tain

This postcard shows a view of Tain in Ross-shire. It is Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh and has a population today of around 4,500. Granted a royal charter in 1066, by King Malcolm III, the town acted as a sanctuary where people could claim protection of the church. Those who traded in the town were also exempt from paying certain types of taxes. Tain acted as an important administrative centre during the time of the Highland Clearances.

The Dornoch Firth is the most northern firth on the east coast of Scotland. It is designated as a special protection area for wildlife. In 1991 the Dornoch Bridge was built, spanning the firth and providing a shorter route between Inverness and Thurso, on the A9 road

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

A view of the Dornoch Firth from Tain

ROSS: Tain

1910s

Royal Burghs; King Malcolm III; Highland Clearances; firths; Dornoch Bridge; towns; town; burgh; burghs; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Tain in Ross-shire. It is Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh and has a population today of around 4,500. Granted a royal charter in 1066, by King Malcolm III, the town acted as a sanctuary where people could claim protection of the church. Those who traded in the town were also exempt from paying certain types of taxes. Tain acted as an important administrative centre during the time of the Highland Clearances.<br /> <br /> The Dornoch Firth is the most northern firth on the east coast of Scotland. It is designated as a special protection area for wildlife. In 1991 the Dornoch Bridge was built, spanning the firth and providing a shorter route between Inverness and Thurso, on the A9 road