is a village and parish in Nairn
, Highland council area
. The village is situated 5 miles south south west of Nairn
. The village is the location of Castle Cawdor
, the seat of the Earl Cawdor
Macbeth, in Shakespeare's play of the same name, becomes Thane of Cawdor early in the narrative. However, since the oldest part of the structure dates from the 14th century, and has no predecessor , Shakespeare's version (and the tradition which came before it) is of extremely dubious historical authenticity.
The area has recently received a new school building as the old school was over one hundred years old and couldn't fit all of the pupils and had been using huts(pre-fabricated caravan like structures) to make room. The area also has a village shop which recently has been struggling financially for the past few years, but still is useful for the community.