Pan Ross Introduction

Attribution: Jim Macdonald and David Ritchie (Cul Beag from Stac Pollaidh)

Gairloch beach

Gairloch beach on the west coast of Ross and Cromarty

Portmahomack Caravan Site, Portmahomack, Scotland.

Portmahomack caravan site on the east coast of Ross and Cromarty

From the Portmahomack on the East coast of Scotland to Gairloch on the West Cost Pan Ross covers a large area of the Highlands of Scotland. Ross and Cromarty local government county was created in 1890 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889. This remained unchanged until it was abolished in 1975 when the new Highland Region was formed. The old Ross and Cromarty county was divided between three new districts. Most of the former county became the new district of Ross and Cromarty. Lochalsh joined the Skye and Lochalsh district, Kincardine area joined Sutherland district and Lewis became part of the Western Isles.

Pan Ross contains data which is common to all communities throughout Ross and Cromarty. You may also wish to visit these other websites that provide further heritage information about communities within the Ross and Cromarty area.

If any external links to these heritage websites do not work please let Ross and Cromarty Heritage know so that the missing external links can be repaired.

Click on either the name of the site or the image in the links below to visit these sites:

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

ARCH runs exciting heritage projects for people across the Highlands. The courses are welcoming and open to all, and the experienced tutors make sure that everyone can get involved no matter what level of archaeological knowledge and ability they have.

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

Firth’s Celtic Church website presents a series of pages that describe aspects of the fascinating history of the Early Church and Foundation of the Diocese of Ross in the north of Scotland The authors at Cushnie Enterprises prefer to maintain their anonymity and wish simply to add to the archives of history, not to attain any personal gain.

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) is a membership based voluntary group that seeks to encourage people of all ages to learn about and engage with the archaeology of the North of Scotland, to enjoy it and protect it for the future.

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

This site is about family history and local history within Ross & Cromarty. The website includes a searchable database of headstones, images and inscriptions for burial sites. There is also pages including some history, church, school & poor, farming & clearance, parishes and burial grounds.

Link to Evanton Oral History Project

This site contains details of the names on the 41 War Memorials in Ross & Cromarty in English with Gaelic translation. The site also contains details of Seaforth Highlanders, Lovat Scouts, Ross Mountain Battery and other relevant pages containing military history and battles.

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