The County of Inverness or Inverness-shire (Scottish Gaelic:
Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) was a general purpose county of Scotland, with
the burgh of Inverness as the county town, until 1975, when, under
the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the county area was
divided between the two-tier Highland region and the unitary Western
Isles. The Highland region was a region of eight districts of which
one was named Inverness.