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Aerial view of the town of Cromarty, taken from the SSW.

SC 1676442

Description Aerial view of the town of Cromarty, taken from the SSW.

Date 4/6/1997

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1676442

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 76970 CN

Scope and Content Cromarty, Black Isle, Highland The stretch of water above Cromarty is the narrow entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The land at the top is North Sutor where the ferry quay at Nigg can been seen (top centre) together with the graving yard (dry dock) at Balnapaling. The harbour and the large three sided complex (centre left) were built in the late 18th century by George Ross. These buildings comprise the remains of a former sailcloth and rope-making factory. Ross also built nail and spade factories, a brewery and introduced lace-making to the town. Situated on the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, Cromarty was once a major fishing port and a Royal Burgh from the 12th century until 1685. The present town is largely the creation of George Ross, who purchased the Cromarty Estate in 1772. Cromarty is the birthplace of Hugh Miller (1802-1856) well-known geologist, writer, stonemason and newspaper editor. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/22) 1997 Photographs

>> Item Level (SC 1676442) Aerial view of the town of Cromarty, taken from the SSW.

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