Dornie (Scottish Gaelic: An Dòrnaidh)[2][3] is a small former fishing village in the Lochalsh district in western Ross-shire Highlands of Scotland (2006 census). It is near the meeting point of Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long.

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Dornie is located in Ross and Cromarty
Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
Population360 [1]
OS grid referenceNG881261
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDornie
Postcode districtIV40 8
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°16′35″N 5°30′56″W / 57.2763°N 5.5156°W / 57.2763; -5.5156

The A87, the main road to Skye, passes just outside the village. Before the construction of the bridge, the main road passed through the centre of the village and crossed Loch Long via a short ferry ride. Amongst bagpipers, the tune "Dornie Ferry" is a well-known strathspey.

Eilean Donan is a famous castle on a nearby island. The village itself runs alongside the water hosting a variety of village homes, one tiny shop, a hotel and two bars.

St Duthac's Catholic Church dates from 1860 and was designed by architect Joseph A. Hansom. It is in the Gothic style with a stone reredos of polished granite shafts and a demi-octagonal stone pulpit, an unusual feature in a Scottish church.[4]

In 2022, two people were injured in Dornie during the Skye and Lochalsh attacks.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (27 February 2017). "Dornie" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Dornie". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ "DSA Building/Design Report: St Duthac's Church". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Man charged with murder and attacks around Skye". BBC News. Retrieved 11 August 2022.