As promised, the Cromarty Homes and Heritage project went out with a bang at the weekend when between 250 and 300 people flooded into the Victoria Hall for the final Exhibition. First up, on Friday afternoon, were the children of Cromarty Primary School - along with their teachers and many of their parents and grandparents. They were there for an Exhibition Preview, and to show off the work relating to the CHH Project which they had produced - essays, pictures of their own homes and cardboard models of buildings in the town - some with flashing lights! The school was presented by Cromarty Arts Trust with a 'Creative Cromarty' trophy in recognition of their outstanding and imaginative work.
On Friday evening, it sometimes seemed as if all Cromarty was in the hall for the official Launch event. With catering by the Sutor Creek cafe, everyone had a terrific time, and the evening became as much of a social event as an Exhibition. So much so, that many of the people there on Friday evening returned on the Saturday to get an opportunity to study the exhibits at their leisure. For those unable to be there, the photo below gives an idea of what you missed. It was a walk around Cromarty, with photos and prose extracts from the oral history 'Memories' sessions covering every part of town. The children's work, the entries for the Art Trust's 'Creative Cromarty' competition, an information board about the archaeological dig at the Reeds Park, and a succession of historic images projected onto a screen on the stage, all added to what was an event to remember. Cromarty History Society is proud to be among the principal sponsors of this outstanding event.