Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is an ancient fishing port and market town around 17 miles east of Inverness. It is the traditional county town of Nairnshire. Nairn the third-largest settlement in the Highland council area. Nairn is best known as a seaside resort, with two golf courses, award-winning beaches, a community centre/mid-scale arts venue (Nairn Community & Arts Centre), a small theatre (called The Little Theatre) and one small museum, providing information on the local area and incorporating the collection of the former Fishertown museum. Like the rest of the British Isles, Nairn experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. It is one of the driest locations in Scotland due to the rain shadowing effect of the surrounding mountains.
Nairn has a population of over 9,773 people.