Cromarty Notices and Events
ROAD GULLEY CLEANING
Highland Council will be clearing road gulleys this week (24/25th October). In particular those at the top of Bank Street, outside Sutor Creek and on Oswald Lane need attention. It would be helpful if people assisted this by moving any parked vehicles in these places.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED
A number of current elected members of the Community Council are standing down and there will be vacancies for anyone wishing to join the council from November. A leaflet with more information is here These roles are extremely important in helping to keep our community vibrant and getting things done. Please consider putting yourself forward.
NIGG PLANNING APPLICATION
The Cromarty and District Community Council have been notified about the following planning application Construction of new East Quay including dredging and piling, and the formation of laydown area for handling and temporary storage of North Sea Oil related and renewable energy componentsLand 230M West Of Nigg Ferry Hotel Nigg
Ref. No: 19/02777/FUL | Received: Wed 19 Jun 2019 | Validated: Thu 20 Jun 2019 | Status: Under Consideration
Residents can log onto the Highland Council website for further information and are also able to comment on the above application.
CONSULTATION ON BUS (26) ISSUES
A meeting has been called by Cllr Craig Fraser for members of the community to meet with members from Stagecoach to discuss issues relating to the bus service from Cromarty-Inverness. Thurs 25th July 7-8.30pm in the Hugh Miller Institute. Agenda here
PROPOSED CHANGES TO TACKLE TRAFFIC ISSUES IN CROMARTY
You are invited to view the proposals to manage traffic flows differently in the town here. Comments and feedback forms are available in the Post Office, or opinions can be e-mailed directly to the Community Council.
INVERNESS ROAD TRAFFIC PLANS
A public exhibition on proposed changes to the Longman Roundabout junction is being held. Further information can be found here
Applications are now welcome from organisations to the Middleton Trust, to fund a project or activities for
the young people of Cromarty & District on the year 2020-21.
Please note the general criteria for awards still apply, but in addition the Trustees would particularly welcome applications that support health and wellbeing in the 16-25 year age group this year.
CROMARTY PRIMARY SCHOOL SPONSORED WALK
Pupils from the school will be holding their annual fancy dress sponsored walk around the town on 23rd May. More details here.
CROMARTY GROUP ART EXHIBITION
This year's exhibition in The Stables will run from 10th-18th August (10.00-18.00 every day, closing at 16.00 on Sunday).
CYCLING WITHOUT AGE LAUNCH PARTY
To celebrate the arrival of the trikes. This will be a social afternoon where you can find out more information about the trikes. There will be tea and cake, live music and of course an opportunity to try out the trikes. Ian Rankin will be our special guest for this event. Do come along and join us. Victoria Hall, Sunday 5th May 2-3pm
NEW (OLD) THRIFT SHOP OPENING
Cromarty's latest addition to retail therapy is the 'pop-up' thrift shop at the Old Dairy on the High Street. All the money made from selling re-cycled items goes to the Cromarty Community Development Trust. So as well as the chance of picking up a bargain and saving the environment from what might otherwise have gone to landfill, you could also be contributing to good causes in the town. First opening Saturday 20th April - 11.00-16.00
IT'S TATTIE TIME
Following TBI's Potato Day at North Kessock Hall on 2nd March, Cromarty's market on the 9th will have an allocation of seed potatoes as available. 15p per tuber. Please bring your own bags.
Highland Council - Public Engagement Drop-in Session
There is a drop-in session at Dingwall Academy on Mon 3rd Dec 7-8pm where you can meet with members of the council to raise any issues or concerns about budgeting and services. See poster here: documents/cx-public-engagment-dingwall-academy-3-december-2018-1.pdf
The Port of Cromarty Firth are advertising an opportunity for a business to take advantage of the cruise passenger trade. Further details here: documents/eoi-retail-outlet-2019_final-1.pdf
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
During November, Highland Foodbank is asking people to collect items for Christmas food hampers. Put one item in a box each day during November. At the end of the month the hampers can be handed in to the Foodbank centre on Glebe Street, Inverness or to any Blythswood shop. Boxes will also be collected and dedicated at St Regulus' Church on Sunday, 1st December.
For your copy of the calendar with item suggestions, go to Blythswood Care > Foodbank > Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar
GREEN ROOM OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
The Green Room (Mizpah on High Street) is having a special Christmas opening on Sunday, 18 November from 2.00–6.00pm. All are welcome to come along and see their Christmas stock and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. They will then be open at weekends until Christmas.
ART & CRAFT
Exhibition and sale of paintings, photographs, glass. textiles and jewellery by artists from the Cairngorms area
Stables Gallery, Cromarty
17–25 November from 10.00am5.00pm daily