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I am sending these words from Germany and I really enjoy the Cromarty website.
I have a friend who lives in Cormarty. It is no understatement that Cromarty is worth a trip.
Posted by Ralf Mueller 17 April 2013
Duff family in Cromarty
my father used to live at 35 bank street up to the 1960s rodrick james duff left in 1949 with hughie fraser councilor craig frasers father i know he mentioned the shepherd family and i met two sisters in the royal 3years ago while visiting cromerty i have traced my grandfathers grave and know he had a brother but did he live in cromerty i hope there is someone liveing in cromerty who knew the duffs i think they may have come from nigg originaly my grandmother was baine orinally from cromerty i would love to know more about them and their families please if anyone knew them please let me know thankyou x grandfather rodrick duff died at home suddenly while my father was enlisted in seaforth highlanders around 1947/8 my grandmother was isobella duff nee baine grandfathers brother john.
Posted by Glynis Thomas (telephone 01212 416680)
What of the Craggan???
I live here and hold onto the tiny space that is left! I would therefore welcome information from anyone who can tell me more about the Craggan .. (so I can document it !!! ) for over the years it has changed in name and presence and i would like to have a record before it is lost.
Posted by Coleen Mackenzie (email@example.com) on 18 December 2012
Cromarty Live website
I have been looking at your site for most of the afternoon. I am very impressed! My husband and I would truly love to experience 'his place'! He is very interested in anything to do with his heritage. Thank You for having such a great site.
Posted by Louise Cromarty [22.214.171.124] on 08 November 2012
We visited Cromarty about five years ago and what a beautiful place. I remember walking around and I saw a elderly gentleman in his garden, dressed really nice and when I heard of the passing of Bobby Hogg to me he reminded me of this gentleman. Our sincere condolences to the Town of Cromarty in the passing of this history making man.
Noreen & Laird Howard - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Posted by Noreen Howard [126.96.36.199] on 07 October 2012
Shop/maisonette on Church Street
I was visiting Cromarty a week or so ago and noticed a note in a window (on the corner of Church street) Shop and maisonette for sale.
Could anyone be kind enough to pass me the telephone number?
Many thanks, Rob
Posted by Rob Rogers [188.8.131.52] on 03 October 2012
Mooring buoy washed up on shore at The Craggan, Newhall Point, Balblair. Now pulled above high water mark, if owner rings this number with description:
Colour, dia. Fittings etc. He/She can collect: 01381 610228
Posted by Doug Lillie [184.108.40.206] on 25 September 2012
Miss Morag Campbell
Miss Campbell was the postmistress in Cromarty about the 1930s. Can you tell me where she came from when she was appointed to the position. Did she transfer to another office or did she retire in Cromarty. I am seeking the information for family tree reasons as she may be a far distant cousin on my mother's side of the family who were wester Ross people from Lochbroom. Will you reply by e-mail as I live in Vancouver Canada,
yous sincerely Norris Spence
Short film on Hugh Miller
Hi, my daughter Holly Allen has made a 10 minute film which she made this year about Hugh Miller. It was made as part of her final dissertation at QMU in Edinburgh. David Alston and Martin Gostwick featured in the film and it was made with the consent of The National Trust of Scotland. If anyone or group would like to view the film please let me know and perhaps a venue can be arranged. Her film was screened in the Edinburgh Filmhouse on Thursday 5th July and it is very good! Please call me on 600327. Holly attended Fortrose Academy before going on to do her degree course in film and media at QMU in Edinburgh.
Posted by Dorrie on 7 July 2012
Really enjoyed our trip to Cromarty - spent a good amount of time wandering about on 8th June 2012. Will be back again and hopefully the sun will shine.
Posted by John & Judith (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) on 23 June 2012
John Aird/Annie Moir
Seeking info on John Aird married to a first cousin of mine - Annie Moir. I know they were married on Cromarty in June 1923. I remember seeing the name of John Aird in an article by Catriona Gillies, which I can no longer find. I was under the impression he had a connection to the post office in Cromarty circa 1945 when I visited, but that may be incorrect. Any info at all, descendants, burials etc most kindly appreciated.
Thanking you for your time
Posted by Brian Menzies on 17 June 2012
Visit to Cromarty
Whilst touring north in our motorhome in May this year we drove out to the Black Isle and Cromarty. Your Town is like a breath of fresh air — not a yellow line in sight, not a single notice to say 'you can't do this' or 'you can't do that'. Clean, tidy, welcoming — all of which encourages the visitor to look, enjoy, stay and leave as you found it. Well done, a town to be proud of.
Posted by Pat Simpson on 12 June 2012
Hi I am researching my husband's family tree and would like some information on Donald Mcleman, he was born on the 6th September 1747 in Avoch, Donald was my husband's paternal grandfather x 5 he married a Janet Noble,and then moved to Fraserburgh.
He was also known as 'Highland Donald',I haven't been able to get any further back in the history than this, so would be extremely grateful for any information.I will be visiting Scotland in July with my granddaughter, to show her her Scottish family roots, and hope to visit Avoch, time permitting in a busy schedule. Thanking you in anticipation. Loraine Craig(Husband's name is George Craig.)George's paternal great great grandfather was William Mcleman born 1818 in Broadsea married to Barbara Sim.
Posted by lorainecraig [220.127.116.11] on 15 May 2012
Jane Duncan/Elizabeth Cameron
I'm a writer currently researching the life of Elizabeth Cameron a.k.a. Jane Duncan, and I'm looking to meet local people who knew her or knew of her. If you would like to be interviewed for this project, please get in touch.
Posted by S. Durbin on 28 April 2012
I am an amateur historian who researches traditional Scottish Stones of Strength and have many travels all over Scotland tryig to search out these stones.
I am aware through the many references that are available, that Hugh Miller reputedly lifted "The Great Lifting Stone of the Dropping Cave". From map references etc I have a good idea of how to visit the cave but my question is, does the lifting stone still exist?
You may not be aware that there is a great interest in Scottish Lifting Stones from all over the world, especially the USA and every Summer, a number of "tourists" visit to test their mettle on the more well known stones. My late father wrote a book in 1996 called "Of Stones and Strength" which in esssence was the beginings of this appreciation for Scottish strength worldwide. If the lifting stone still exists, the fact that Hugh Miller lifted it would make it certainly a stone that others would enjoy testing their mettle with. Stone lifting is a minority interest activity but if the stone is extant I am sure that local accomodation would benefit to some degree as the nearest traditional stones to Cromarty at present are at Newtonmore and at Strathmore of Durness.
Should you have any information on this stone, historical, traditional or otherwise I would be most grateful if you could share this with myself.
Posted on 5 January 2012 by Peter Martin
Gaelic and folk music instruction required
I'm a local — at 62 Church Street. I'm seeking someone in the village or nearby who can teach me some Gaelic as well as some traditional folk music. Is there anyone with both skills about?
Posted on 4 January 2012 by Melanie Challenger (01381 6003940)
I am a Chelsea Pensioner, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. I was born at the Big Vennel, Cromarty, in 1935 (77). I would be very interested in making contact with any resident of Cromarty, who would consider sending me news of the town, and if possible any photographs, especially of the Big Vennel area.
My tel: 07549955888
Address: The Royal Hospital Chelsea,
Royal Hospital Road,
Cromarty is great
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday on the Black Isle. We stayed at Jemimaville and visited Cromarty several times. The museums were really interesting. A really beautiful town and friendly people. We got to the Cromarty Queen launch and can see how important the ferry is to the town.
Past resident of Cromarty
Looking for people i used to know before i left cromarty with my parents to come to canada in 1957 lived in cromarty until i was 10 years old
Potential hazard on walk to South Sutor
We followed this walk a week or so ago. Just before the final set of steps, the path also continues straight ahead before petering out close to the cliff edge. We missed the steps before retracing our route. A sign to the steps would perhaps assist and reduce the risk of a potential hazard.
Otherwise the walk was lovely.
Posted by David Thomas on 6 July 2010
I just wanted to say that we appreciate the efforts of the editor in keeping the Cromarty site fresh. I particularly like the news section, which we will keep an eye on and will rely on keeping us informed of what goes on in Cromarty. Thanks Kristina!
Posted by Marcel Gommers [18.104.22.168] on 20 June 2010
Hi I am trying to trace my grand mothers family tree I have been able to get as far as her great grand father Duncan Smith who came over to Canada in the 1800's from Cromarty. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you could give me, as well as any contact info for local archives. Thank you Regards Tracy
Posted by Tracy Mattie on 29 March 2010
How happy I am with the Cromarty websites it brings home to me its 50 years since I left Jemimaville to join the RAF but I spent a lot of time in Cromarty every chance I got I'd jump on my bike and off to Cromarty I remember Singh's shop where we used to hang out also the Fishertown Halcyon days never forgotten
New Year celebrations
We do hope the weather does not hinder or dampen the torchlight procession. May your torches burn brightly! I hear the Red Hot Chilly Pipers are at a loose end...
We LOVE Kier's video. It made us laugh and cry. Thank you! x
Posted by Janie and Menno Verburg on 1 November 2009
My wife & I paid a visit to Cromarty late September whilst staying at Dingwall in our motor home. We fell in love with it immediatelty and regreted it was the penultimate day of our visit to Scotland. Unfortunately Hugh Millars cottage was closed but it was a glorious day and we spent some happy hours just walking around & sitting on the foreshore. We are in our mid 70's but hope to see more of it next year and maybe stay @ Rosemarkie. On the day of our visit the Google maps cameravan was cruising the area.
Thank you for a very pleasant & relaxing day.
Malcolm & June Harris. South Wales.
Gordons Mills 1997
In the summer of 97, I visited Cromarty and the surrounding area while touring the UK, I've never forgotten your community, or my time there. God willing, perhaps one day I can return to revisit, and remember the journeys of my youth.
Chad, Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posted by Chad P on 13 August 2009
Request for nails
Hello - I am searching for a bunch of big rusty old nails of the kind which are past using. Please can you help me put out a call to see if anybody has the kind of horde of stuff just like my dad used to have? I am here for a wee while as artist in residence at the Stables. I am intent on making a reliquary for the emigrants from these shores to Canada. Amongst the items they took were plenty of nails and hence my interest. I'm spending time looking at the ground searching for them. If I can get any soon then I can be looking at the views instead! Many thanks.
Posted by Lynn Baxter on 7 August 2009
Having been away from Cromarty since 2006, I found myself on your website and found it just excellent.
I especially enjoyed the "News" part interesting.
I spent a long time on the Image Library and was thrilled to see so many old friends in photos.
Cromarty and its folk are still wonderful.
Posted by Alex Davidson on 15 July 2009
Congratulations on new website
Well done on the new Cromarty Live website. This is an excellent facility for locals and visitors alike. Thanks.
Anyone interested in setting up a flyball and dog agility group ?
If so, contact Hamish
Telephone No: 600264
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 16 May 2009
Just wanted to say well done on the website. It looks very, very good and is a great advertisement and information system for the town.
Dave & the crew
Posted on 22 April 2009
Cromarty Drama Group
does any one know what tis is about The Cromarty Drama Group presents 'The Cabaret of Blood, Guts and Misery?
There is a new display about the production in Jean McBeath's 'shop' window, if that's any help. The poster says "a macabre comedy mix of music, singing, drama and dance with a little magic thrown in .... takes you back to the days of cabaret and vaudeville."
Hugh Miller Museum
I went to the Hugh Miller Museum with my sister in the Easter holidays. I learnt quite alot and it was very child-friendly. My favourite part of the exhibit was the room with the fossils Hugh Miller found, but the whole museum was very good and we all enjoyed it.
Heather (age 10) from Hertfordshire
17 April 2009