Muir of Ord
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Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh
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Muir of Ord is a town situated near the western boundary of the Black Isle, primarily in Ross-shire, but spilling over the border into Inverness-shire. It is located about 2½ miles north of Beauly, 5½ miles south of Dingwall and nine miles west of the city of Inverness.
The Black Isle Show, one of the largest agricultural shows in Scotland, is held every August in a showground near Muir of Ord. The showground is a popular exhibition site thanks to the surrounding flower fields.
The village is served by Muir of Ord railway station, in the Inverness-shire part of the town, opened in 1869.
The Glen Ord Distillery is one of the few remaining whisky distilleries on the Black Isle.
Muir of Ord also has a local football team, Muir of Ord Rovers F.C., that competes in the North Caledonian Football League.