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Cromarty Firth, a 23 miles long scenic fjord in the N.E.of Scotland


                             (Above image is a capture of Cromarty Firth)

This evening, I am posting information on the Cromarty Firth in the north of Scotland. This firth (bay or estuary) is an 18 mile long narrow stretch of water, running roughly N.E.-S.W., which separates Easter Ross on the mainland from the Black Isle (a peninsula which is not black and not an island).

This firth connects with the North Sea at the Sutors of Cromarty which is close to the village of Cromarty. Cromarty is about twenty-three miles N.E. of Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

Principal towns and villages on the edge of the firth include:
  • Maryburgh.
  • Dingwall
  • Alness.
  • Invergordon.
  • Cromarty.
Video clip of Cromarty Firth


Excellent scenery and views when weather conditions are right. Ben Wyvis, a 3433 ft mountain positioned to the west, is usually visible.

                                                  Ben Wyvis




There are usually around 15 off-shore oil rigs moored in the firth. These were deployed in the North Sea oil fields but for various reasons are surplus to requirements.

During the summer months large cruise ships can be seen at the deep water port of Invergordon.Virtually every cruise line that calls at North European ports, calls at Invergordon at least once a year and frequently more often.

                                                              Autumnal scene


                                                      Oil Rigs



                                   Cruise Ship at Invergordon



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