Smithton, Highland

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Smithton
Smithton is located in Inverness area
Smithton
Smithton
Location within the Inverness area
OS grid referenceNH713455
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townInverness
Postcode districtIV2 7
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
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.