Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Cromarty

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cromarty, Scotland. Cromarty is a seaport on the southern shore of the mouth of Cromarty Firth, 5 miles seaward from Invergordon on the opposite coast. Until 1890 it was the county town of the former county of Cromartyshire. The town grew around its port, formerly used by ferries, to export locally grown hemp fibre, and by trawlers trawling for herrings. The port was a British naval base during the First World War Hugh Miller was born in Cromarty on 10 October 1802, he was a self taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian. Miller committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest with a revolver in his house on Tower Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, on the night of 23/24 December 1856. There is a legend, dating from around 1740, that a Cromarty man named John Reid was granted three wishes from a mermaid, and that he used one of the wishes to marry a woman named Helen Stuart. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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