Talks Programme 2023‐24

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm, in the Victoria Hall, Cromarty.

Date Title Speaker
19th Sep Tarradale Through Time — 
Remarkable discoveries on the Black Isle
Dr. Eric Grant
17th Oct A New Perspective on the Highlands Before Culloden — 
The life‐writing of ‘curious cleric’ Rev. James Fraser (1634-1709)
Professor David Worthington FRHistS
21st Nov Maps and Map‐making in the 18th Century — 
A transition in surveying, maps and map‐making in Scotland
Roland Spencer
19th Dec A Tale of Two Shopkeepers — 
(and their families)
Followed by festive mulled wine and mince pies
Ross Couper
16th Jan A Tour of Black Isle Place Names — 
Revealing the people, languages, values and changes over time
Sheila Currie
20th Feb All Hail Macbeth, Thain of Cromarty? — 
Good king, bad king: the making of an historical myth
Liz Broumley
19th Mar Are We Nearly There Yet? — 
A journey exploring Scotland’s milestones
Bruce Keith
16th Apr AGM followed by
Papers Relating to the Black Isle in National Archives — 
Non‐local sources for local history
Nicola Mills

2023/24 Annual Membership of the Cromarty History Society is £10. There is a fee of £3 per meeting for non‐members. Under 16s admitted free. The Society promotes the knowledge of the history of the town and parish of Cromarty and is the Friends organisation for the Cromarty Courthouse Museum.

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