View towards Moray Firth from Cromarty.

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

Cromarty Harbour

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.
  • 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.
  • The village is endowed with churches, shops and various types of accommodation.
  • As will be evident from the images herein, the houses are predominantly of the Georgian style, dating from late 18th/early 19th centuries.
  • For travellers, there is the option of a small ferry-boat crossing to Nigg opposite.

Cromarty-Nigg Ferry.

Water activities boat with vessel used for oil rig work in background.

Street scene at Cromarty.

Cromarty Court House

  • 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 below). There is also a Hugh Miller Institute (place of learning) in the village which was donated by famous philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.

Cromarty Institute.

Hugh Miller’s Cottage.