- a historic county in N Scotland.
Also called Nairn·shire [nairn-sheer, -sher] /ˈnɛərnˌʃɪər, -ʃər/.
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Another portion of the same system also reaches the county town from Nairnshire.
In conjunction with Nairnshire the county returns one member to parliament.
- (until 1975) a county of NE Scotland, now part of Highland
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