Dornie

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Dornie
Scotland Dornie 1.jpg
Dornie is located in Ross and Cromarty
Dornie
Dornie
Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
Population360 [1]
OS grid referenceNG881261
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDornie
Postcode districtIV40 8
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AmbulanceScottish
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57°16′35″N 5°30′56″W / 57.2763°N 5.5156°W / 57.2763; -5.5156Coordinates: 57°16′35″N 5°30′56″W / 57.2763°N 5.5156°W / 57.2763; -5.5156

Dornie (Scottish Gaelic: An Dòrnaidh )[2][3] is a small former fishing village in the Kintail district in western Ross-shire Highlands of Scotland (2006 census ). It is near the meeting point of Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long.

The A87, the main road to Skye, passes just outside the village. Before the construction of the bridge, the main road passed through the centre of the village and crossed Loch Long via a short ferry ride. Amongst bagpipers, the tune Dornie Ferry is well known strathspey.

Eilean Donan is a famous castle on a nearby island. The village itself runs alongside the water hosting a variety of village homes, one tiny shop, a hotel and two bars.

St Duthac's Catholic Church dates from 1860 and was designed by architect Joseph A Hansom. It is in the Gothic style with a stone reredos of polished granite shafts and a demi-octagonal stone pulpit, an unusual feature in a Scottish church.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050918004904/http://www.highland.gov.uk/plintra/iandr/cen/sz/dornie.htm
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (27 February 2017). "Dornie" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Dornie". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Scottish Architects - DSA Building/Design Report (February 21, 2019, 9:39 am)". www.scottisharchitects.org.uk. Retrieved 21 February 2019.