Swimming, Bowling Green Golf(18)holes over some 4800 yds and Shops.
Former winners of "Scotland in Bloom" and "Britain in Bloom"
|INVERGORDON||Ports Authority, Cruise Liners, Bowling Green, Library, Golf (18 holes over 6040 yds) and Shops|
|NIGG||Oil Industry, Bird Sanctuaries, Two car ferry to Cromarty. History of the Cromarty Firth|
|FEARN||Fearn Abbey (13th cent). The Abbot was burned at the stake in 1528|
of Easter Ross
Bowling Green, Golf -Website- 18 holes (over 6271 yds) and Shops. Features to see. Mercat Cross, Museum Pottery. Distillery. Tain Through Time Exhibition.
|SHANDWICK||Has a red sandstone cliff at the bottom of which may be found fossils. Above the village stands an ancient cross slab, sometimes described as an obelisk, bearing bosses and animal figures which is now encased in a glass unit to prevent further erosion of the writings and pictures. Full particulars can be had by following the Easter Ross Pictish Trail published by RACE (Ross and Cromarty Enterprise)|
|HILTON OF CADBOLL||A more famous stone like that at Shandwick is now in the Royal Museum in Edinburgh. The stones apparently marked the graves of three Norse princes lost in a shipwreck on a local reef|
|PORTMAHOMACK||Water sports, Coastal Walks and Golf(9) and nearby:- Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, the third highest in Britain (unmanned) The Tarbat Ness Discovery center opened a permanent exhibition in Portmahomack in July, 1999.|
|INVER||Where ?? Well there is Inver-ness, Inver-gordon and probably a lot more but...............|
of the Cromarty Firth, Ben Wyvis and, to the east, the Fyrish Monument. A folly which was
built on the instructions of Sir Hector Munro sometime after 1788 to keep the tenants of
his estates in work. The monument is modelled on an Indian city gate. He also spent a
considerable amount of money on tree planting, including the first larch trees seen in the
district. Munro had spent a lot of his time in India, and was forced to return there to
replenish his fortune. The Clan Munro have now opened the Highlands finest
new visitor attraction
or Seal Point if you prefer.
"Delightfully set on the shore of the Cromarty Firth with beautiful views out over the water"
There are also about 40 (at the last count) of these concrete wind turbines spoiling the landscape to the east of Ben Wyvis.
Walks, fresh air and views over the Dornoch Firth.
A Pictish Cross slab is near the Free Church of Scotland just south of the village. Seen from the front, a small portion at the top right hand corner of the slab in missing. Under a Cross, hence a Cross slab, is a horseman riding right to left enclosed in the upper half of a circle. A bronze age stone circle some 3,500 years old is also situated near to the village.
Last Update: 21st. July,, 2000