Muir of Ord

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Muir of Ord
Scottish Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh
Muir of Ord is located in Highland
Muir of Ord
Muir of Ord
 Muir of Ord shown within the Highland council area
Population 1,812 [1]
OS grid reference NH5250
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Inverness
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Muir of Ord
Postcode district IV6
Dialling code 01463
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Ross, Skye and Inverness West
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°31′N 4°28′W / 57.52°N 4.46°W / 57.52; -4.46

Muir of Ord (Scottish Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh) is a village in Highland, Scotland. It is situated near the western boundary of the Black Isle, about 20 km west of the city of Inverness, and 10 km south of Dingwall. It has a population of 3,026.

photo:Richard Webb

The Black Isle Show,[2] one of the largest agricultural shows in Scotland, is held every August in a showground near Muir of Ord. The showground is a popular exhibition site thanks to the surrounding flower fields.

The village is served by Muir of Ord railway station, opened in 1869.

The Glen Ord Distillery is one of the few remaining whisky distilleries on the Black Isle.[3]

Muir of Ord also has a local football team, Muir of Ord Rovers F.C., that competes in the North Caledonian Football League.

The Muir of Ord community website is at http://www.muiroford.org.uk/

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