Dornoch is a town, seaside resort, former royal burgh in the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth, near to where it opens into the Moray Firth to the east; the town is within the Highland local government council area. The town is near the A9 road, to which it is linked by the A949 and the B9168; the town has a grass air strip suitable for small aircraft and helicopters. The name'Dornoch' is derived from the Gaelic for'pebbly place', suggesting that the area contained pebbles the size of a fist which could therefore be used as weapons. Dornoch has the thirteenth-century Dornoch Cathedral, the Old Town Jail, the previous Bishop's Palace, now the well-known hotel, Dornoch Castle and a notable golf course, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, named the 5th best golf course outside the United States in 2005 by Golf Digest, it is notable as the last place a witch was burnt in Scotland. Her name was reported as Janet Horne. There is a stone, the Witch's Stone, commemorating her death, inscribed with the year 1722.

The golf course designer Donald Ross began his career as a greenkeeper on the Royal Dornoch links. The golf course is next to the award-winning blue flag beach. Dornoch used to be connected to the main railway network at The Mound via a light railway; the railway was opened on 2 June 1902. Stations on the line were Dornoch, Skelbo, Cambusavie Halt and The Mound Junction; the stations were shut on 13 June 1960. On 21 December 2000, the pop star Madonna had her son Rocco christened in Dornoch Cathedral, the day before her wedding to Guy Ritchie in nearby Skibo Castle. On 13 January 2005, Dornoch was granted Fairtrade Town status; the Burghfield House Campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands in Dornoch is the home for the Centre for History teaching undergraduate and postgraduate history degrees to students around the UHI network and worldwide. Dornoch was a parliamentary burgh, combined with Dingwall, Kirkwall and Wick in the Northern Burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918.

Cromarty was added to the list in 1832. The constituency was a district of burghs known as Tain Burghs until 1832, as Wick Burghs, it was represented by one Member of Parliament. In 1918 the constituency was abolished and the Dornoch component was merged into the new county constituency of Caithness and Sutherland. At the 6 May 2010, UK Parliamentary Election Dornoch was part of and continues to be part of the Caithness and Easter Ross Constituency. In the Scottish Parliament from 2011 Dornoch is part of Caithness and Ross a constituency of the Scottish Parliament, it elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament by the first past the post method of election. It is one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands Scottish Parliament region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole. There is elected local government councillors, as of November 2011 there are elected community councillors.

Rosamunde Pilcher's last novel Winter Solstice is set in and around Dornoch, fictionalised under the name of Creagan

Stephen Myers

Stephen Myers is an electronic engineer who works in high-energy physics. Myers earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1968 from Queen's University and completed his Ph. D. there in 1972. Thereafter he worked at CERN. In September 2008, he was appointed CERN Director of Accelerators and Technology, in 2014, he was appointed Head of CERN Medical Applications, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Geneva in 2001, by Queen’s University, Belfast in 2003, by Dublin City University in 2017. In 2013 Queen's University, Belfast named him an honorary professor, he was elected as a fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2003, of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. He became an honorary member of the European Physical Society in 2013, of the Royal Irish Academy in 2015, he was awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2003. In 2010 he was awarded the International Particle Accelerators Lifetime Achievement Prize "for his numerous outstanding contributions to the design, commissioning, performance optimization, upgrade of energy-frontier colliders - in particular ISR, LEP, LHC - and to the wider development of accelerator science".

With two other CERN directors he was jointly awarded the EPS Edison Volta Prize in 2012 and the Prince of Asturias Prize of Spain in 2013. He became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2013. Scientific publications of Stephen Myers on INSPIRE-HEP

Trout River (Quebec)

Trout River is a river in southwestern Quebec, which originates in various rivers including the Little Trout River in the Adirondack Mountains located in upstate New York, United States. Trout River called Rivière à la Truite in French, is a non-navigable and non-buoyant river: it has only 427.35 square kilometres of drainage basin that flows between the townships of Elgin and Godmanchester in front of lots granted by the Crown prior to June 1, 1884. Trout River has two dams: the St-Onge Dam located in the hamlet of Trout River in Elgin near the Canada–US border; the other dam is the Hooker Dam, located between the hamlet of Kensington in Godmanchester and the path of the second concession to Elgin. The Trout River flows into the Chateauguay River just south of the town of Huntingdon; the municipality of Huntingdon set up a Route 138 rest stop at the confluence of the two rivers. The Commission de toponymie du Québec formalized the name on September 22, 1976. Government of Quebec Quebec Ministry of the Environment, the public water service.

La rivière Trout sur le site de la Commission de toponymie du Québec