An anonymous donation of £600,000 has been made to the National Trust for Scotland with the stipulation that the sum be used for the Hugh Miller museum and cottage in Cromarty. After a threatened closure in 2009, the properties have been run in 2010 on a shoestring budget with one part-time paid staff member, a group of loyal volunteers and much-curtailed opening hours. This generous gift will enable the house and cottage to increase staffing levels and opening hours. See details in Press & Journal and Inverness Courier.
The photograph shows the re-thatched roof of Hugh Miller cottage nearing completion. (See entry for 3 August 2010.)