Ross-shire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) is an area in
the Highland Council Area in Scotland. The name is now used as a
geographic or cultural term, equivalent to Ross. Until 1889 the term
denoted a county of Scotland, also known as the County of Ross. The
county bordered on Sutherland, Cromartyshire (of which it contained
many exclaves), Inverness-shire and an exclave of Nairnshire. It
included most of Ross as well as Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Dingwall was the traditional county town.