Cromarty Archive

The Harbour

The Harbour

Date Added: 19 March 2007 Contributor: Donald Mackay Year: 2007 Picture No: 1864

Brogan Fuels supplying fuel for fishing boats at the harbour.

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Cracking picture Donnie. send in some more u took on that day, i know u took plenty. Comment left on 19 March 2007 at 15:02 by Ronald Young
Please excuse my Cromarty geography ignorance with respect to this area with this question but where and what is the name of the "harbour" and the body of water in this picture?
Also what is the name of the white snow capped and darker mountains seen in the background?
Also I know there is the district or county of Ross & Cromarty formerly called Ross-shire but is there a village or town called Cromarty as well?
Best Regards from Ontario, Canada.
Comment left on 21 March 2007 at 17:32 by Gerald Cronkwright
This is the view from the Town of Cromarty looking a little bit North of West, down the Cromarty Firth towards Ben Wyvis. So the body of water is a deep firth (or fiord) and the mountain is called Ben Wyvis - at 1046m, or well over 3, 000 feet.

There was a county called Ross-shire, and a smaller separate county called Cromarty-shire - they were amalgamated in the 1880's, into the County of Ross and Cromarty, which existed until 1975. However people still talk about Ross-shire as a sort of short hand for what was the county of Ross and Cromarty.

Hope this helps - for more background have a look at :-

Comment left on 21 March 2007 at 19:45 by Calum Davidson
Hello Calum,
Thank you so kindly for your informative responses to my questions today about the town of Cromarty and the URL link about the history of Ross and Cromarty and a map as well!!
I also enjoyed learning more about the history of the Ross-shire Clearances and the hardships of "eighteen families, 88 people, who lived in Glencalvie in turf cabins indistinguishable from the brown hills, growing barley and oats, herding cattle and sheep on a total holding of no more than 20 acres"; when they took shelter in the graveyard at Croick on May 24th, 1845.
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Comment left on 21 March 2007 at 21:38 by Gerald Cronkwright
that was a lovely day on cromarty harbour the tanker was broken down not unusual for a brogan tanker thanks to the local guy with the landrover Comment left on 12 April 2007 at 00:44 by Ex Brogan Tanker Driver
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