Nairnshire

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Nairnshire
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Nairn
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A96

Nainrshire is one of the smallest of the traditional counties in Scotland, and the smallest of the Highland Counties. It is found in the north of Scotland, between Inverness-shire and Moray. For most of its life, it worked in partnership with the Moray County Council, but this link was broken in 1975 when Nairn became a district of Highland Region and Moray of Grampian Region, it lost its district council status twenty years later.

Geography & Economy

Nairnshire is a very small county, where most of the population have always lived in the county town of Nairn. Indeed, outwith the town only Cawdor and Auldearn can really be called villages, the other larger settlements in the area, such as Croy and Ardersier, being included in Inverness-shire, which has a ragged border here. The town has long been a fishing port, and the rural county to the south a rich farming land. The higher ground now gives way to forestry on the hills, with open moorland beyond.

With the growth of Inverness to the west, the whole county is now firm commuter belt for the Highland Capital, and there are a number of planning proposals for vast new developments, perhaps even a new town, on the A96 corridor between Nairn and Inverness.

Roads

The B9092 looking towards Nairn

Unlike the wild and scenic Highland counties to the west, the low lying county of Nairn does not have to rely on coastal roads and mountain passes. The road network is therefore comparatively dense, with a network of B roads and unclassified routes feeding in to the two main A roads in the county - the A96 and the A939. Nairn itself is a bit of a bottleneck on the A96 trunk road at times, but plans are now progressing for a bypass of the whole A96 route through the county, including a new bypass for Auldearn.

All non-trunk roads within the traditional county are maintained by Highland Council. The A96 is the only Trunk road in the county, and is managed by Transport Scotland.


Route From To Length
A939 Nairn Ballater 59.6 miles View
A96 Inverness Aberdeen 101.5 miles View
B9006 Inverness Fort George 15.1 miles View
B9007 Duthil Logie 18.5 miles View
B9090 Nairn Brackley 8.7 miles View
B9091 Nairn Croy 7.0 miles View
B9092 Ardersier Delnies 4.6 miles View
B9101 Auldearn Geddes 3.7 miles View
B9111 Auldearn By Pass(W) Auldearn 0.9 miles View
C1154 Cawdor Aitnoch 12.4 miles View
C1157 Rehaurie Brodie 5.6 miles View
C1159 Nairn Bankhead 4.9 miles View
C1161 Rehaurie Urchany 4.1 miles View
C1163 Delnies Howford Bridge 2.9 miles View
C1165 Geddes Urchany 2.6 miles View
C1167 Auldearn Cotterton 3.2 miles View
C1169 Belivat Dounduff / Relugas 2.4 miles View
C1170 Nairn Moss-side / Broadley 2.7 miles View
C1171 Auldearn Moyness 2.2 miles View
C1172 Auldearn Drum 1.5 miles View
C1173 Belivat Dulsie 3 miles View
C1174 Littlemill Brightmony 2.1 miles View
C1175 Nairn Howford Bridge / Raitloan 2.2 miles View
C1176 Inverness Road Altonburn Road 0.4 miles View
C1177 Inverness Road Moss-side Road 0.3 miles View
C1178 High Street Harbour 0.4 miles View
C1179 Academy Street Tradespark Road 0.4 miles View
C1180 Academy Street Tradespark Road 0.4 miles View
C1181 Academy Street Cawdor Street 0.2 miles View
E120 Perth Perth 303 miles View
Highland Tourist Route Aberdeen Inverness 118 miles View
1 Dover Norwick View
T30 Perth Inverness View 

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Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Nairnshire
RoadsA939 • A96 • B9006 • B9007 • B9090 • B9091 • B9092 • B9101 • B9111 • C1154 (Highland) • C1157 (Highland) • C1159 (Highland) • C1161 (Highland) • C1163 (Highland) • C1165 (Highland) • C1167 (Highland) • C1169 (Highland) • C1170 (Highland) • C1171 (Highland) • C1172 (Highland) • C1173 (Highland) • C1174 (Highland) • C1175 (Highland) • C1176 (Highland) • C1177 (Highland) • C1178 (Highland) • C1179 (Highland) • C1180 (Highland) • C1181 (Highland) • E120 (Old System) • Highland Tourist Route • NCN1 • T30 (Britain)
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