Muir of Ord

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Muir of Ord
Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh
Ross-shire, Inverness-shire
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Grid reference: NH5250
Location: 57°31’12"N, 4°27’36"W
Population: 3,026
Post town: Muir of Ord
Postcode: IV6
Local Government
Council: Highland

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,[1] 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.[2]

Muir of Ord also has a local football team, Muir of Ord Rovers F.C., that competes in the North Caledonian Football League.

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