Place:Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

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NameRoss and Cromarty
Alt namesRos agus Crombasource: Wikipedia
Ross & Cromarty
Ross-shiresource: before 1889
TypeTraditional county
Located inScotland     (1889 - 1975)
See alsoRoss-shire, Scotlandcounty making up Ross and Cromarty in 1889
Cromartyshire, Scotlandcounty making up Ross and Cromarty in 1889
Highland area, Scotlandunitary council area in operation since 1975
Western Isles, Scotlandunitary council area in operation since 1975
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ross and Cromarty (Ros agus Cromba in Gaelic) is a variously defined area in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. There is a registration county and a lieutenancy area in current use, the latter of which is 8,019 square kilometres in extent. Historically there has been a constituency of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (1832 to 1983), a local government county (1890 to 1975), a district of the Highland local government region (1975 to 1996) and a management area of the Highland Council (1996 to 2007). The local government county is now divided between two local government areas: the Highland area and Na h-Eileanan Siar (the Western Isles).

The region has some of the most spectacular landscapes, and among the oldest rock formations in Europe. The rocks are of Cambrian and Precambrian age. The population is very low, being mainly engaged in fishing and tourism. Crofting is widespread.

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