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Portmahomack, Ross & Cromarty

Portmahomack, Ross & Cromarty

Portmahomack's origins date back to the arrival here of St Colmac who established a priory in 975 CE. A church was built on the site of the priory in 1255. This was replaced in 1756 by what was subsequently known as the Old Tarbat Parish Church which latterly housed the Tarbat Discovery Centre.

Portmahomack grew as a fishing village which at its peak in the 1830s was home to over 100 fishing boats supporting a large onshore fish curing industry. Its attractive harbour subsequently remained home to a number of small fishing boats and leisure craft.

 

Title: Portmahomack, Ross & Cromarty
Record Type: Locations
Type: Village/Township
Grid Ref Easting: 291300
Grid Ref Northing: 884430
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 23811