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Set amid rich arable land and ancient woodland near the western boundary of the Black Isle, Muir of Ord is a friendly village with a lively community programme, excellent schools and a healthy economy. The annual Black Isle Show held just outside the village underlines the importance of its farming interests, while the famous Glen Ord Distillery is just one of several industries located here.

Served by the main road and historic railway station built in 1869, Muir of Ord is just 12 miles west of Inverness, two miles north of Beauly and seven miles from Dingwall. The village offers easy commuting to key commercial centres, and fast access to the scenic, sporting and cultural riches of the Highlands.

With a scenic location, good local shopping, fine schools and easy access to Inverness and the Highlands, a Tulloch Home at Broomhill in Muir of Ord is an unmissable opportunity!


Muir of Ord is a village based in the Black Isle, Easter Ross in the Highlands.

Distance from Inverness: 12 miles

Inverness offers all city facilities including shops, bars, restaurants, cinema and theatre.

Distance from Beauly: 2 miles

Distance from Dingwall: 6.5 miles

Air: Inverness Airport: 20 miles

Rail: Muir of Ord Railway Station (0.3miles)

Dingwall (6 miles)

Bus: Stagecoach, Highland and D&E Coaches all run bus services from Muir of Ord and locations such as Inverness and Dingwall.


Primary: Tarradale Primary School, Black Isle Road, Muir of Ord

Secondary: Dingwall Academy, Dingwall


Doctors surgeries are available at Muir of Ord, Beauly and Dingwall Health Centre, Ferry Road, Dingwall.

Ross Memorial Hospital, Dingwall. (6 miles)
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness (14 miles)

A range of dentists are available in Dingwall and Inverness.


Restaurants and Bars

Local hotels in Muir of Ord and surrounding villages such as Conon Bridge and Beauly offer bar meals and restaurant menus, while a wider range of eateries and bars are located in Dingwall and Inverness.

A tandoori takeaway is based in the village, along with a fish and chip shop, two bakeries and a cafe.

Hotels in Muir of Ord include Ord House Hotel.

A bar is also located in the Tarradale Hotel.

Sports and Leisure

Fishing is popular on the Conon River and in the area there are excellent facilities for shooting, horse riding, walking and many forms of watersports.

Golfing is available at Muir of Ord Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in the north of Scotland. An 18-hole course, it engages players of all abilities. Further golf courses are available at Beauly, Fortrose, Strathpeffer, Alness and in Inverness.
A popular annual event is the Black Isle Show hosted every August at Muir of Ord.

There are other sports facilities in Dingwall including Dingwall Leisure Centre which has a swimming pool, fitness and weights room and sports and activity hall. The centre participates in Highland Council Highlife scheme.


Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord and the Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy are two nearby attractions, both open for visitors to tour.

Other attractions within the local area include the child friendly facilities of Robertsons Children's Farm and Larder in Beauly, and the Highland Museum of Childhood at the Old Station building in Strathpeffer.

Dolphin watching is popular at nearby North Kessock and at Chanonry Point, Fortrose.

Attractions are also available within a relatively short drive at Loch Ness, in Inverness and Aviemore.

Other Community Services

The Muir Hub is a new community facility in the heart of the village. It regularly hosts community events, activities and classes.

Muir of Ord Library is situated at Tarradale Primary School.

Other facilities in the village include the Pavilion and Muir of Ord Village Hall.

Situated three miles away at Ben Wyvis Primary School, Conon Bridge, The Leanaig Centre is one of the newest community facilities in the Ross-shire area.

There are a wide range of activities on offer including children’s activities, group fitness classes, and community activities, such as Highland dancing and taekwando.

The Leanaig Centre includes a 2-court games hall, a dance studio, community room with a kitchen and an all-weather games pitch.

There is a strong community spirit in Muir of Ord and the village annually hosts the Muir of Ord Gala, which offers a week long range of events.

The Black Isle Show, the largest agricultural show in the north, is also hosted every August in Muir of Ord, attracting visitors from across the Highlands.


Muir of Ord has its own Co-operative Food store open all week until 10pm.

There is a pharmacy and hair salon in the village, and Blythswood Care runs a shop on the Main Road.

The city of Inverness, the neighbouring village of Beauly and nearby town of Dingwall is the nearest shopping centres, offering a range of outlets from big name retailers to smaller independently run stores.

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