Cromarty, a popular visitor destination in the Highlands of Scotland



Hugh Miller’s Cottage, Cromarty

This evening, I am posting information on Cromarty, a delightful and historic coastal village some 23 miles north of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.Cromarty is located on the northern tip of the Black Isle, which is, in fact, a peninsula, not an island.

Summary facts and information on Cromarty:
  • Origins of the current village can be traced back to the 12th century.Fishing was important in days past.
  • Origin of the name is not certain but Crom in Gaelic means 'bend' or 'bent' depending on whether noun, verb or adjective.There are numerous place names in Scotland beginning with 'Crom'.
  • Situated on edge of a deep-water port, opposite Invergordon, which is now used by visiting cruise ships and for repair and maintenance of drilling rigs used in the North Sea.
  • Population about 720 persons.
  • As will be evident from the images herein, the houses are predominantly of the Georgian style, dating from late 18th/early 19th centuries.
  • The village is known for its artists and art venues.
  • Most famous resident was Hugh Miller (1802-1856) who was a writer, geologist and social commentator. Miller’s birth-place cottage is now a museum (see image above). There is also a Hugh Miller Institute (place of learning) in the village which was donated by famous philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.
  • The village is endowed with churches, shops and various types of accommodation.

Street Scene, Cromarty

Cafe, Church Street, Cromarty

Street Scene, Cromarty

Hugh Miller Institute, donated by Andrew Carnegie, Cromarty

Street Scene, Cromarty

Street Scene, Cromarty

Old Court House and Town Jail, Cromarty

Episcopalian Church, Cromarty

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