Place:Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland

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NameNairn
Alt namesInbhir Narannsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish, Town
Coordinates57.583°N 3.883°W
Located inNairnshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inHighland Region, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Highland (council area), Scotland     (1996 - )
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The Town of Nairn

Nairn (Gaelic: Inbhir Narann) is a town and former burgh now located in the Highland Council Area of Scotland. It is an ancient fishing port and market town around 16 miles (26 km) east of Inverness. It was the county town of the wider county of Nairn (also known as Nairnshire).

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The Parish of Nairn

Nairn is a coastal parish on the south coast of the Moray Firth. It is located in the Highland Council Area, some 11 miles (17 km) west of Forres and 14 miles (22 km) northeast of Inverness.

Prior to 1975 the parish was located in the old county of Nairnshire, which was replaced in that year by the Highland Region and in 1996 by the unitary authority named the Highland Council Area.

The parish has an area of 37.1 sq. km (14.3 sq. miles) and includes, as well as the town of Nairn, the suburb of Tradespark to the west of Nairn and the hamlet of Raitcastle to the south.

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