The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A northern county of Scotland, fronts the Moray Firth, wedged in between Elgin on the N. and Inverness on the W. and S.; the surface rugged and mountainous in the S. and E., slopes towards the Firth, and is traversed by the rivers Nairn and Findhorn; Loch Loy is the largest of several small lochs; scarcely one-fifth of the soil is devoted to the raising of cereals, but more attention is given to stock-raising; Cawdor and Auldearn are places in it of historic and antiquarian interest.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Nairnshire'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/nairnshire.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.