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TITLE
Dingwall looking to Cromarty Firth
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P004
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38327
KEYWORDS
towns
firths
vikings
counties
junctions
Dingwall looking to Cromarty Firth

The town of Dingwall lies at the head of the Cromarty Firth. The Vikings settled the area in around the 9th century and named it 'Thingvollr' meaning 'field of the parliament'.
Dingwall gained Royal Burgh status in 1226 and was the seat of the Sheriffdom of Ross from 1265. It was the county town of Ross and Cromarty and, until 1996, was the administrative centre of the district.The town was an important road and rail junction and had a harbour, built by Thomas Telford, which later silted up. Dingwall is still a busy market town and benefited from the North Sea Oil-related development in the 1970s.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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Dingwall looking to Cromarty Firth

ROSS: Dingwall

1900s

towns; firths; vikings; counties; junctions

Highland Libraries

The town of Dingwall lies at the head of the Cromarty Firth. The Vikings settled the area in around the 9th century and named it 'Thingvollr' meaning 'field of the parliament'.<br /> Dingwall gained Royal Burgh status in 1226 and was the seat of the Sheriffdom of Ross from 1265. It was the county town of Ross and Cromarty and, until 1996, was the administrative centre of the district.The town was an important road and rail junction and had a harbour, built by Thomas Telford, which later silted up. Dingwall is still a busy market town and benefited from the North Sea Oil-related development in the 1970s.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900