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Doors Open Day
9 September 2017

The following Cromarty properties are open today as part of the annual Doors Open Day event:

Cromarty Courthouse Museum from 12pm–4pm

Hugh Miller Birthplace Cottage and Museum from 12pm– 5pm

Cromarty Lighthouse from 10am–4pm

Cromarty House from 11am–4pm

The Glass Studio from 10am–2pm


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'The Old Red'
9 September 2017

Old Red Hugh Miller Legacy Conference
9-10 September in the Victoria Hall

This two-day meeting is being convened by ‘The Friends of Hugh Miller’ in Cromarty on the Black Isle. The content is aimed at everyone in the general public who is inspired by the natural world. It will appeal to all those interested in fossils, geology, landscape, Miller’s writing, and Scottish history and culture. The theme "The Old Red: Hugh Miller's Geological Legacy," and the wide range of talks will show how Miller’s 19th C geological contributions, and observations of the natural world still have relevance in the 21st C

We are very pleased that we have been able to secure keynote speakers from today’s literary and scientific realms. Professor John Long will enlighten us on the most recent research revealing one of the fundamentals of evolution as witnessed by Devonian fossil fishes, while Dr Mike Taylor and Prof Ralph O’Connor will share their re-appraisal of Miller’s seminal work “The Old Red Sandstone” which is now being prepared for re-publication.

 


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Wood Sculpture
9 September 2017

A one-day workshop (run twice) making small sculptures from wood and natural materials found in Cromarty. Environmental artist Leon Patchett will demonstrate and guide participants through some basic techniques to assemble their own piece of art.

All ages and abilities welcome. £50. Bring a packed lunch.

www.leonpatchett.com