Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon History

Marybank Scatwell and Strathconon 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.

Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon History

As the above community is part of Urray (Muir of Ord) parish, please see 'Muir of Ord' for information included in the Old Statistical Account for Scotland (1790) and the New Statistical Account (1840).


Old Statistical Account (1790)
for the Parish of Urray by the Reverend Mr John Downie



New Statistical Account (1840)
for the Parish of Urray by the Rev. James Macdonald
Drawn up from notes, furnished by Mr Charles Mackenzie, Parochial Schoolmaster of Urray.




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