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Black Isle

Despite its name, the Black Isle is not an island, but a peninsula in the Easter Ross area of the northern Highlands. It lies between the Beauly Firth, to the south, and the Cromarty Firth, to the north, with the Moray Firth to the east. Its name is probably derived from Eilean Dubh, a corruption of Eilean Dubhtaich meaning St. Duthac's Isle.

Most people that cross the Kessock Bridge, which connects the Black Isle to Inverness, probably continue to follow the A9 north or turn on to the A835 and head into Wester Ross. However, a detour east on to the A832 would take the traveller across the Black Isle itself, passing through Fortrose, the largest town, to Cromarty at the northern tip of the peninsula.

At Chanonry Point is a memorial to Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer, who was supposedly executed here after informing Lady Seaforth that her husband was being unfaithful in France.

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