The Cromarty Homes and Heritage Project has arranged for curator Paul Monk to provide a 'behind the scenes' guided tour of the Courthouse Museum on Tuesday 7th May from 10 to 11.30 am. In Paul's own words - "This will include some social history objects such as linen sheets reputed to have been woven in the hemp factory, a sampler from the 1840s from a young girl who lived in High Street. There will be the objects that have just been allocated to us by the Treasure Trove Panel(metal detector finds)and the archaeology from East Church – mostly small items that were found beneath the floor boards during the excavations. I will get out some photographs as well as a selection of interesting materials from our archive including some original documents from the Horticultural Society, the Dorcas Society ( these are particularly interesting in terms of the Homes and Heritage project)and the Cromarty and Dingwall Light Railway. There will also be a selection of photocopies of maps and plans that are mostly housed in the National Library".
The maximum number for this tour is 15, so pre-booking is essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the CHH website.