Dornoch History

About Dornoch History

Dornoch is rich in history and a very good introduction is to follow the Historylinks Trail, available from Historylinks Museum. This walking tour starts and ends at the museum and takes in many interesting sites.

The Witch’s Stone

The Witch’s Stone. A sad story from Dornoch’s history is the burning of Janet Horne, the last person to be burned as a witch in Scotland in 1727. The event is commemorated by the Witch’s Stone in the garden of the last house in Carnaig St.

Golf history

Records of golf being played in Dornoch date back to 1616 and in 2016, 400 years of golf in Dornoch will be celebrated with a year of special events.

Donald Ross, Dornoch’s most famous son, left Sutherland for the United States and designed hundreds of golf courses there. A strong bond exists between clubs designed by Donald Ross and his home club, Royal Dornoch.