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TITLE
Cromarty from the West
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QZP40_CARD_0708
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
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32630
KEYWORDS
cromarty
black isle
Cromarty from the West

Cromarty, poised on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth is the Highlands' best preserved historic town.

For over 700 years Cromarty's livelihood has depended on its proximity to the sea, and to its fertile farm lands. Its fortunes have fluctuated constantly, peaking in the 17th century with trade with Norway, Sweden, Holland and even the Mediterranean, and then again in the herring boom of the 19th century when dozens of fishing boats sailed from its harbour.

It is due to the depression following these booms that Cromarty is preserved today as the most attractive town on the east coast of the Highlands, and due to the oil boom in the 1970s that its current prosperity has allowed for the repair and renovation of so many of its fine old buildings.

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Cromarty from the West

ROSS: Cromarty

cromarty; black isle

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Cromarty, poised on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth is the Highlands' best preserved historic town. <br /> <br /> For over 700 years Cromarty's livelihood has depended on its proximity to the sea, and to its fertile farm lands. Its fortunes have fluctuated constantly, peaking in the 17th century with trade with Norway, Sweden, Holland and even the Mediterranean, and then again in the herring boom of the 19th century when dozens of fishing boats sailed from its harbour.<br /> <br /> It is due to the depression following these booms that Cromarty is preserved today as the most attractive town on the east coast of the Highlands, and due to the oil boom in the 1970s that its current prosperity has allowed for the repair and renovation of so many of its fine old buildings.