Cromarty Today

Cromarty is a vibrant community and although the population stands at only about 750, the town offers many social and cultural opportunities. 

Cromarty Medieval Burgh is an archaeological dig at the edge of Cromarty which is a community project running all summer, which anyone can volunteer for. 

Cromarty Arts Trust  runs the beautifully restored Old Stables where art exhibitions, live music, theatrical productions, films and Ceilidh are held. The Old Stables has a lovely cobbled courtyard and the ground floor is let out to local artists. 

Cromarty Training Centre, the Old Brewery, often have live musicians, although the small venue books up quickly so prior booking is recommended.  


Sutor Creek is a lovely family restaurant run by Graeme and Phoebe. The restaurant has a real stone oven for making pizzas to eat in or carry out, but the restaurant also serves a daily menu of delicious carefully prepared food which is locally sourced. This summer Graeme and Phoebe also opened Couper's Creek, a cafe on Church Street with Black Isle ice cream for sale in a delicious range of flavours. 

Both the Royal Hotel and the Cromarty Arms Inn have local musicians playing regularly, usually on a Friday. Both the Hotel and Inn serve food and have outdoor seating when the sun is shining.



Cromarty has several popular annual events, which are not to be missed. There is a summer Gala Day, Cromarty Splash and Dash on New Year's Day.

The Cromarty Film Festival held in early December.

The Cromarty Youth Opera each August. 

Ian Rankin also runs an annual Crime Writer's weekend.

Cromarty Bakery is famed in Highland for its bread, pies, cakes and biscuits.

The Pantry tea room is also very popular for its home baking.

Ingrid's House, Cromarty Pottery and Gallery48 are all gift shops that are well worth a visit. 


The Emporium is a gift and book shop which serves coffee and tea. 

Cromarty now has The Cheese House with a wonderful range of cheeses many direct from Holland.



For bookings, availability and enquiries email Gillian



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