Welcome to Tain

The Royal Burgh of Tain, with its ancient history and wonderful wildlife, is a town waiting to be discovered. Tain is a small but thriving town with a population of around 3,500. It is the focal point for an extensive rural area stretching from Edderton in the west to Portmahomack in the east and Nigg in the south. The Dornoch Firth Bridge has enabled easy access to towns in Sutherland and the A9 south to Inverness, means just a 40 minute journey.

Tain has something for everyone. For the active there is plenty to do, with Tain being especially renowned for the wonderful links golf course designed by Tom Morris and the many other courses within easy reach.

Tain supports many renowned visitor attractions; sports and recreation clubs; a variety of places to eat out; top class hotels and family run guesthouses.

Tain has plenty to write home about. Crystal-clear northern air, for instance. We who live here tend to take it for granted. Then suddenly one of our visitors, who have come to escape the pace of city life, reminds us of Tain's healthy environment. Fresh-as-May mornings made for sleeping (and holiday appetites).


Long days designed for organised recreation…or for touring the beautiful countryside…or for finding your own peace of mind along a quiet beach. There's the tang of the sea, the call of a sea-bird in the summer twilight. These are extras which travel brochures don't always mention. You'll find them in Tain. There's a lot to write home about. And a lot more to find out about.

Welcome to Tain

Site Info

The Tain Community Website is run by the Tain Initiative.

Photo Credits | Privacy Policy