Dornoch dôr´nŏkh, –nŏk [key], town (1991 pop. 1,006), Highland, N Scotland, on Dornoch Firth. It is a summer resort. A former royal burgh and ecclesiastical center, Dornoch has a 13th-century cathedral (rebuilt in the 19th cent.). The last burning for witchcraft in Scotland took place in Dornoch in 1722.

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