Cromarty Medieval Archive

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Welcome to the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Image Library

The former Royal Burgh of Cromarty lies at the north-east tip of the Black Isle peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. The burgh was established before the 1260s to the east of the modern settlement. After storms in December 2012 exposed archaeological deposits and medieval artefacts the opportunity was taken to establish a community archaeology dig to investigate the remains of early burgh.

This archive is an online exhibition of artefacts from the dig, the work at the site, and the buildings revealed by excavation. The artefacts shown are primarily from the dig site, but also include those held by Cromarty Courthouse Museum from other sites close to the town.

A full account of the project is available on the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology website. This website includes all the detailed dig reports, blogs from participants, and descriptions of the post-medieval use of the site. 

To see some of the artefacts on display visit Cromarty Courthouse Museum which is open daily 12.00 to 4.00pm from Easter to October.  

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