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Cromarty Image Library

Ranald Nicolson Matheson

Looking for photographs and other information on the old Shore Inn.

Clements Family in the Garden of Wellington House The Clements family, who lived in Albion House, in the front Garden of Wellington House in the late ...
Coupers Naval Contractors Shop This shows the Naval Contractors shop which is now a private residence owned by Wilfred Taylor.
School Group - c1910 Cromarty school: Headmaster Mr Copland with his staff. Who are they?
Aerial view from North - 2002 Dave says "this picture was sent to me from the radio operator on the GSF Magellan." I like the f...
Cromarty from the Air - c1935 This is a brilliant shot showing some amazing detail, especially on the large and zoomified versions...
Aerial Picture of the Royal Hotel Aerial Picture of the Royal Hotel and Harbour area with Allan Square and Victoria Park in the backgr...
Aerial view - 2005 Taken from helicopter on Christmas Eve, 2005.
South Sutor Stacks The WW1 Gun (and WW2 searchlight) Gun emplacements on the Sutor Stacks. The link wire bridge seen in...
Cromarty Harbour - c1905 One of a collection of 'Magic Lantern' slides bought using advertising money from this site, this ph...
Cromarty Boat Club - Lookout Putting the finishing touches to the renovated lookout, just 3 hours before it was due for opening o...
Cromarty Lighthouse Painting of the lighthouse and coastguard station. A photo from the same spot can be seen in picture...
Gordons Lane From a book of photographs published by John Bain, Draper and Clothier, Cromarty. 1900. The cottage ...
Maintenance on the Lighthouse 3rd March 2005. The black paint has been stripped from the cupola exposing the copper underneath.
Scaffolding on Courthouse - c1990 Taken from the Beddies, this picture shows men working on the Courthouse roof during renovations.
Regatta - c1955 A great view of the front factory building on a busy regatta day. The Royal Hotel annex doesn't appe...
The Last Post - c1969 This picture was taken to commemorate the last batch of mail sent to Invergordon on Albert Watson's ...
Danny McBean of Shorelands Danny's father was a ploughman. During WW1, Danny's ship was torpedoed at Gallipoli on his 21st birt...
Clumsy's Grave Clumsy was a very well known dog in a town full of them! Picture #56 and picture #1684 show him in h...
Hugh Chiller During the big freeze of March 2006.
Hugh Miller Standing Stone - Looking East This stone was erected in 2002, Hugh Miller's bicentennial, to honour the cleared Highland emigrants...
HMS Natal Picture of HMS Natal which sank in Cromarty Harbour in 1915
HMS Natal From the archive of Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, this photo was taken on November 22nd 1915 while sh...
Miss Diana Back, daughter of Captain of HMS Natal Eric Malcolm and Catriona Gilles with Miss Diana Back, daughter of the late Captain of HMS Natal.
HMS Natal 2 Another view of HMS Natal which sunk in the Cromarty firth in 1915.
Catriona with Colin and Justin Catriona, the 2005 regatta 'forces sweetheart', seen here being entertained in front of a vintage MG...
Cromarty Harbour Unusual shot of the harbour from about this date showing the girnal. Taken from a postcard (Davidson...
Harbour - c1918 This picture would seem to have been taken from the lighthouse. The roofline of the Girnal can be se...
Harbour in the 40s Taken during a regatta, this shot shows that the new pontoons are not this first we've had! The g...
Harbour Scene - c1968 The Cromarty lifeboat alongside one of Albert Watson's boats and a couple of others.
Lighthouse & Coastguard Station - c1939 Note the large radio mast in front of the Coastguard Station. Eric says this photo is 1946, but the ...
Readying the 'Polar Wind' Robert Hogg assisting Gavin Meldrum at the start of the 2005 sailing season.
Clumsy on the beach below fishertown c1983 Clumsy, the hotel's dog, partaking of his usual morning tour of the town and stopping to play awhile...
Girl Guides Helen Couper (married name - Hogg), Ena Macfarlane (Ferguson), ?, Jean McSween (Dedecker), Maisie Ba...
James Methuen Couper - c1908? James Methuen Couper with his eldest son James (he died aged only 5) taken in front of Hugh Miller's...
Lazy Corner - c1984 Bobby Hogg, Eric Thomas and Ernie Shepherd enjoying the afternoon sunshine on the bench at the botto...
The Couper family - c1927? The two youngest children are still in Cromarty Helen Hogg and Ronald Couper. Do you know where this...
Couper family - c1923? Family including parents - Isabella (mother) used to teach at Cromarty School.
Couper family - c1957? Taken outside Laurel House - Walter Couper, Willie Couper and Ronald Couper with their mother Isabel...
Men on Shore St - c1907??? "Murda, Jimmy Potchack, Popenny, Lairdie and Boaks" Garve says "I think this pic is taken on Shor...
Lighthouse and Coastguard Station - c1945 The notable thing about this postcard is the high fence at the top of the brae, presumably keeping p...
In front of the Royal - c1963 A still from cine film supplied by Arthur Bird, this shows people in front of the Royal Hotel enjoyi...
Lookout tower before rebuilding - 2003 Soon to be the HQ of the Cromarty Boat Club. To see what it looks like now, after extensive renovati...
The Denny Postcard showing the Denny and the West Church. [New version supplied by Robin Whyte: picture #2690]
Ships in the harbour - 1902 This postcard shows a number of large vessels by the Parapet Wall, as well as some naval ships ancho...
Gala Queen 1970 Queen Margaret Swanson and attendants Susan Matheson and Elaine Howse. Behind are the judges - Do...
Gala Queen 1970 Queen Margaret Swanson and attendants Susan Matheson, Elaine Howse
Cromarty Firth Mist Taken early on the 17th August, this picture shows a band of mist all the way up the Cromarty Firth ...
The Harbour A fisherman carries a net onto the parapet wall. One of Albert Watson's boats can be seen with a cou...
North Sutor 'Forts' Gun emplacements on rocks below the North Sutor, as seen from the top of the South Sutor.
An unusual aerial view of Cromarty Taken from his Paraglider, this is an unusual shot of Cromarty by Gary Williamson.
The Mermaid Stone with suggested outline This is Calum Davidson's picture of the Mermaid stone with some rough sketching over it to help high...
Dolphins off Eathie beach - 1997 The Moray Firth dolpins can often be seen from Cromarty and Rosemarkie. Unfortunately, over the last...
Dolphins with Cromarty in the background. The Moray Firth dolphins are often seen from Cromarty.
The Peedie Lass Georg took this photo in September 2006 whilst on holiday. He says "The boat intrigued me greatly...
Bobby and Iain Hogg - 1987 Ian learning to steer the 'Peedie Lass'.
Aerial pic of Cromarty and Nigg Taken from 1000 feet above Allerton looking east.
Cromarty House Gardens Black and white original of picture #1186.
Mid Winter Dawn The Emigration stone and the Sutors just before sunrise on the 2007 Mid Winter Solstice.
Postcard showing Fishertown area and North Sutor A picture of Fishertown taken from the Lady's walk. Wellington House is the White building in the ce...
Fishing Activity Not sure whether hooks are being baited or nets repaired. I've also guessed at the date. The buildin...
New bus shelter at Shore Street car park Certainly looks well built enough to last much longer than the glass and plastic one sited in Munloc...
Aerial pic of QM2 This pic makes the channel between Cromarty and Nigg look very narrow, with the QM2 'squeezing' her ...
Satellite Image of Cromarty Satellite pics are becoming much more accessible on the internet nowadays. This is a screen shot fro...
Loch by Isobel MacKenzie Exhibited in the 'From Behind Closed Doors' retrospective exhibition at Cromarty Courthouse, March 2...
Ebb tide in the Harbour - c1960 Postcard entitled 'Looking to the North Sutor from Cromarty Harbour'. Three or four prefab buildings...
Royal Hotel - with cars and building works c1920 This is a really interesting one. It shows the Royal Hotel having some renovations done to what is n...
School Photograph - 1918 James, whose grandmother Ann (nee Merrick) Reid (1879 – 1946) was born in Cromarty, bought this ph...
Hugh Miller Monument - unusual perspective Using the telescopic tripod.
Rig Conversion in the Queens Dock This aerial photo was used in a number of promotional publications by the then Highland Regional Cou...
Unusual sunrise Some of you may remember this strangely beautiful sky.
The 'Cove O' Green' near Cromarty This is a postcard photo of the bay below the war camp at the top of the Sutor. The rocky 'island' o...

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