British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Highland » Cromarty, Highland - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Cromarty, Highland

Local area map loading...

Cromarty, Highland

The Royal Burgh of Cromarty is a burgh in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCromartyshire
OS GridNH7867
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01381
Populationest. 720 (2006)

Other names by which Cromarty, Highland has been known in the past

Cromartie ~ Cromarty Firth ~ Cromer ~ Portus Salutis

Cromarty, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Cromarty, cap. of co., parl. burgh and seaport, and par., at entrance of Cromarty Firth, 19½ miles NE. of Inverness and 613 miles NW. of London -- par., 8017 ac., pop. 2009; parl. burgh, pop. 1352; town, pop. 1360; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday; has mfrs. of sail-cloth, sacking, and cordage, but the chief industry is herring-fishing and white-fishing. On the point is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 13 miles. Hugh Miller (1802-1856), the geologist, was a native. C. unites with Wick, Kirkwall, Dornoch, Tain, and Dingwall in returning 1 member to Parliament. Upon an eminence immediately above the town is Cromarty House, on the site of an old castle of the Urquharts.

Your comments about Cromarty, Highland

What do you know about Cromarty, Highland? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus