"Ross and Cromarty, maritime co., in NW. of Scotland; area, 2,003,065
ac., pop. 78,547. It consists of a mainland portion which comprises all
the detached sections of Cromarty, and an insular portion properly called
Ross-shire which includes Lewis island (excluding Harris) and a number of
smaller islands in the Outer Hebrides. The mainland portion extends 67 m.
N. and S. between Sutherland and Inverness-shire, and 75 miles E. and W.
between the Moray Firth and the Atlantic Ocean." from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British