Ross and Cromarty

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Ross and Cromarty is in the Scottish Highlands, to the north and west of Inverness. As the map shows, there's a string of villages along the east coast, more separated villages along the lochs and inlets of the west coast, and lonely moors and mountains in between. There's little industry, and it's very thinly populated - like neighbouring Sutherland, its population were systematically, sometimes violently, removed in the 19th C to make way for sheep, grouse-shooting and deer-stalking.
The local government area of Ross & Cromarty, and its predecessor counties of Cromarty, Easter Ross and Wester Ross, have all been abolished by reorganisation. However those terms still correspond to the natural layout of the region, so they're used (somewhat loosely) on these pages.

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