Knockbain History

Knockbain Community Collage
Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness
Sir John Sinclair, Baronet of Ulbster in Caithness from a Raeburn exhibition guide

On the 25 May 1790, 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.

Knockbain History

Ross and Cromarty Heritage aims to produce a multi-media account of contemporary and historical life in the thirty-six Communities of Ross and Cromarty. The material collected takes the form of short profiles, 'snapshots' of the Folk, Place, Environment, Work, Societies, Recreations and Heritage of each Community, illustrated by photographs. Extended articles also form an important part. Information continues to be gathered from all 36 Communities.


If you have any information that you think should appear on this page or know anyone who could contribute to the website why not contact Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society and let us know. Any information about the 36 communities is always welcome.


Old Statistical Account (1790) 
for the United Parishes Kilmuir Wester and Suddy by the Rev. Roderick Mckenzie


New Statistical Account (1840)
for the United Parishes Kilmuir Wester and Suddy by the Rev. Allan McKenzie*
* Drawn up by the late incumbent, the Rev. Roderick M'Kenzie.


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