Cog Icon signifying link to Admin page

The Friends of Hugh Miller

The Harbour

The Harbour

Built in 1781, this development by benefactor George Ross laid the foundation for Cromarty’s trading prosperity over the next 50 years. Miller devotes a whole chapter of Scenes and Legends (Chapter XXX) to the worthy developments by George Ross, the Scotch Agent, in the 1780s, many of which continue to give Cromarty its unique red sandstone ambience today. Among them are the old “hempworks,” now blocks of flats, next to the Royal Hotel, just south of the harbour.

Retrace your steps from here, back to the seafront to the north of the Museum, and explore the district known as Fishertown.