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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 AD975. A church was built on the site of the priory in 1255. This was replaced in 1756 by what is now known as the Old Tarbat Parish Church which today houses 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. Today its attractive harbour remains home to a number of small fishing boats but it is also popular with leisure craft.

 

Title: Portmahomack, Ross & Cromarty
Record Type: Locations
Type: Village/Township
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 23811