Alness Community Collage
Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in CaithnessSir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness standing in front of map of Ross and Cromarty


The Statistical Accounts

On the 25 May 179, Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness wrote to over nine hundred Parish ministers throughout Scotland asking them to contribute to a Statistical Inquiry by answering as best they could,a series of one hundred and sixty-six Queries respecting each Parish.

The New (or Second) Statistical Account of Scotland built on the previous work carried out by Sir John Sinclair for the First Statistical Accounts by including the knowledge of local doctors and schoolmasters. The Second Statistical Accounts were published between 1834 and 1845.
 

Alness Parish participated in the -


Old Statistical Account for Scotland - Alness Parish (1790's ) and the
New Statistical Account -  Alness Parish   (Feb 1840 ).

The modern community of Alness also includes part of the Parish of Rosskeen - (Invergordon community)


Old Statistical Account for Scotland - Rosskeen Parish (1790's ) and the
New Statistical Account -  Rosskeen Parish   (Feb 1838 ).
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