/in'veuhr nes", in"veuhr nes'/, n.1. Also called Invernessshire /in'veuhr nes"shear, -sheuhr/. a historic county in NW Scotland.2. a seaport and administrative district in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 55,045; 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).3. (often l.c.) an overcoat with a removable cape.4. Also called Inverness cape. (often l.c.) the cape of this coat or one resembling it, esp. a loose, full, wool or worsted cape in a plaid pattern.
* * *Royal burgh (pop., 1991: 41,234), Highland council area, in the historic county of Inverness-shire, northwestern Scotland.Located on the River Ness and the Caledonian Canal, it has long been the centre of the Scottish Highlands. In the 6th century it was the capital of the Pictish king Brude. By the 12th century it had become a burgh near the castle of Malcolm III Canmore. Inverness is now an educational and tourist centre. Its manufacturing has expanded in conjunction with the growth of offshore oil production.
* * *royal burgh (town), Highland council area, historic county of Inverness-shire, Scotland. It is the long-established centre of the Highlands and lies at the best crossing place of the River Ness, which flows from Loch Ness at the east end of Glen Mor. Situated astride the river and the Caledonian Canal, it commands the route system of northern Scotland.Inverness was the capital of the Picts (Pict) under King Brude, who was visited and converted by St. Columba (Columba, Saint) about 565. By the 12th century Inverness had become a burgh nestling under the castle attributed to King Malcolm III (Malcolm III Canmore) (Malcolm Canmore), which remained a royal residence and fortress for centuries. The present 19th-century castle, on the site of a fortress destroyed in 1746 by the Jacobites (Jacobite), overlooks the river and houses law courts. The few old surviving buildings include the old Town Cross (1685), the Town Steeple (formerly a prison), the old High Church (1769–72), and St. Andrew's Cathedral (1866–71).Inverness is the commercial, educational, and tourist centre of a large area and has light engineering, woolen, and food-processing industries. Both manufacturing and services have expanding to meet the needs of the offshore oil industry. Inverness Airport—at Dalcross, 8 miles (13 km) northeast—provides service to domestic destinations. Pop. (2004 est.) 40,880.
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