|Activity||It was originally a burgh of the Bishop of Caithness. In 1628 it was created a royal burgh by Charles I, but with some reservations concerning rights to the Earl of Sutherland, the hereditary superior. Local government. Dornoch in the 19th century was governed by a provost, 2 baillies, a dean of guild, a treasurer and 4 councillors.|
Coastal and cathedral town in south east Sutherland National Grid Reference NH7989
A town, until 1975 in the county of Sutherland and a royal burgh until 1975. A police burgh from 1891. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975.
Together with Wick, Tain, Dingwall, Cromarty and Kirkwall, it returned an MP to the British parliament in the 19th century.