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The books and booklets listed below are all available to UK-based customers via the Paypal buttons. Overseas customers are advised to contact us directly via the Feedback page so that we can calculate the relevant postage costs. There are Paypal buttons for ease of purchase, but anyone who wishes to pay by cheque can do so. Cheques should be made out to 'Cromarty History Society' and sent to:

CHS Treasurer, Brenda Monk, Shoremill Cottage, Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XU

The Cromarty We Knew
The Cromarty We Knew


This fascinating account of Cromarty life was written by Eric Malcolm, who grew up in Cromarty when his father was Headmaster of Cromarty School. Subtitled 'A Walk Through the 1930s' the book takes the reader on a guided walk through the town in the years leading up to World War II. It is illustrated with some of Eric's own photos.
Cost: £5.99 plus UK postage £1.50
The Cromarty We Knew£7.49
Heroes and Others
Heroes and Others


An American spy, a naval admiral, a great railroad engineer, a hero of the Crimean War - these are just some of the characters with Cromarty connections whose stories are told in this book. Eric Malcolm recounts the lives of a globetrotting group of men whose varied careers took them to the mountains of Afghanistan, the plantations of the West Indies and a whole range of British Colonies overseas.
Cost: £5.99 plus UK postage £1.50.
Heroes and Others£7.49
Squaring the Circle: The Amazing Life of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty
Squaring the Circle: The Amazing Life of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty


In 2011 we celebrated the quatercentenary of the birth of Sir Thomas - Royalist Laird of Cromarty, writer of eccentric genius and outstanding translator of the works of Francois Rabelais. The Society arranged a literary competition to produce a children's book (age range 9-12) and local writer Jane Verburg was the winner. The book is extensively and imaginatively illustrated by Tim Stead. Two other Highly Commended entries can be read on our LIBRARY page. Cost: £2.95 plus £1.25 UK postage.
Squaring the Circle: The Amazing Life of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty£4.20
Cromarty's Emigrants and Emigrant Ships
Cromarty's Emigrants and Emigrant Ships


The booklet 'Cromarty's Emigrants and Emigrant Ships' by Janet Fyfe, gives all the currently available facts about emigration from Cromarty from c.1707 to 1850.
Cost: £3.50 plus £1.25 UK postage.
Cromarty's Emigrants and Emigrant Ships£4.75
The Resolis Riot: 28th September 1843
The Resolis Riot: 28th September 1843


The Disruption of 1843 which led to the setting up of the Free Church was accompanied by protests against the imposition of clergy against the wishes of parishioners. In Resolis Parish this practice led to a riot, imprisonment and a jail break in Cromarty. David Alston's booklet tells all.
Cost: £3.50 plus UK postage of £1.25
The Resolis Riot: 28th September 1843£4.75
Old Cromarty Castle
Old Cromarty Castle


A detailed account of the old castle which was demolished in 1772 and replaced by the present Cromarty House. The author is Harry Gordon Slade T.D., F.S.A., F.S.A.Scot.
Price £3.50 plus UK postage of £1.25.
Old Cromarty Castle£4.75
Coin Finds from Cromarty
Coin Finds from Cromarty


Cromarty has yielded one of the most important con finds recovered in Scotland - a group of 49 silver and bullion coins dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries plus over 500 17th century copper pieces. These finds are discussed and catalogued in this booklet by J. D. Bateson.
Cost: £3.50 plus UK postage of £1.25
Coin Finds from Cromarty£4.75
The Cromarty and Dingwall Light Railway
The Cromarty and Dingwall Light Railway


Eric Malcolm outlines the history of this railway from its conception in 1896, through the beginning of construction in 1914, the delays due to the Great War and the postwar struggles - in vain - to get work re-started.
Cost: £3.50 plus UK postage of £1.25
The Cromarty and Dingwall Light Railway£4.75
Hugh Miller Index: Personal Names
Hugh Miller Index: Personal Names


This is an Index of Personal Names in Hugh Miller's writings. It was compiled by the following members of the Cromarty History Society and Friends of the Cromarty Courthouse: David Alston, Alex Davidson, Lonna Davidson, Lilah Dowsett, Janet Fyfe, Jean MacBeath and Sandy Thomson. It was edited by Janet Fyfe and published in 2008. A few copies are available for the cost of postage.
Cost UK Postage: £1.25
Hugh Miller Index: Personal Names£1.25