Cromarty Firth and Black Isle from Fyrish Monument

This evening, I am posting information on the Black Isle which is located a short distance north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

The name is a misnomer because the piece of land referred to is a peninsula which lies between two stretches of water, the Cromarty Firth and Moray Firth.It is believd that the description ‘black’ derives from the fact that snow rarely settles leaving the land surface black when the surrounding is covered in white snow.

Barley growing ( for the whisky industry) and forestry are two important rural industries.

A circular tour around the island can be rewarding providing sites ranging from frolicking dolphins at Chanonry Point to moored oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth.There is also a brewery which provides escorted tours.

Principal communities on the Black Isle are:

  • Conon Bridge
  • Muir of Ord
  • Munlochy
  • Avoch
  • Rosemarkie
  • Fortrose
  • Tore
  • North Kessock
  • Cromarty
  • Culbokie

Muir of Ord, Black Isle, Scotland

Black Isle Brewery products

Inside Black Isle Brewery, Scotland

Black Isle and Cromarty Firth, Scotland

Avoch, Black Isle, Scotland

Photographers at Chanonry Point, Black Isle, Scotland

Dolphins at Chanonry Point,m Black Isle, Scotland

Lighthouse at Chanonry Point, Black Isle, Scotland

Oil Rigs in Cromarty Firth, Scotland

Cromarty Street Scene, Black Isle, Scotland

Cromarty Street Scene, Black Isle, Scotland

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