Smithton, Highland

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Smithton
Smithton is located in Inverness area
Smithton
Smithton
Smithton shown within the Inverness area
OS grid reference NH713455
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Inverness
Postcode district IV2 7
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°28′55″N 4°08′49″W / 57.482°N 4.147°W / 57.482; -4.147Coordinates: 57°28′55″N 4°08′49″W / 57.482°N 4.147°W / 57.482; -4.147

Smithton (Gaelic: Baile a' Ghobhainn[1]) is a residential area on the eastern outskirts of the city of Inverness, in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is located about 5 km east of the city centre, to the north-east of Westhill, and to the south-west of Culloden.

It is traditionally seen as a working class area due to the large number of former council housing. The last ten years has seen much growth in housing and houses being built in Smithton but being addressed as other areas such as Culloden Woods

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maclean, Roddy (2004). The Gaelic Place Names and Heritage of Inverness. Inverness: Culcabock Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-9548925-0-0.