Gillian Jones Paintings and Prints Cromarty

about cromarty

Cromarty is a gorgeous little town at the very tip of the Black Isle. The feeling that it is somewhere special comes from the fact that it is quite literally at the 'end of the road', unless you take the seasonal ferry, the Cromarty Queen, northwards to Nigg. It has been a fishing and trading port for centuries and has seen both decline and prosperity over the years. However, it was during the 18th century, and a period of commercial success that some of Cromarty's most prominent architectural features were constructed, including a courthouse, brewery, hempworks and a Gaelic Chapel overlooking the town as a place for west coast workers to worship.

With the emergence of the Nigg Oil Construction Yard in the 1970's and the ferry crossing to Inverness replaced by the Kessock Bridge the following decade, Cromarty has seen major change in recent times. But the comings and goings of everyday life continue as they always have done and remain a constant at the heart of this caring and vibrant community.

Take a look at the website which is up to date with useful local information and a fascinating collection of photographs relating to Cromarty, old and new.



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