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WELCOME to the Cromarty Live website. If you are travelling to the Highlands of Scotland and the Black Isle, you will be delighted with a visit to this charming and unique old town. If you have links to Cromarty already, you will find news of what’s happening in the local scene.
Our website tells you of Cromarty’s many attractions, amongst which are fine 18th-century merchant houses, an ancient church made famous by being greatly successful in the BBC’s ‘Restoration Village’ programme and a museum honouring the remarkable 19th-century geologist and writer Hugh Miller. There are details of the town’s facilities and its available accommodation should you decide to stay. Hundreds of years of history are waiting for you to explore in its streets and narrow vennels. Cromarty people are welcoming and always pleased to help.
Cromarty and District Community Council

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CROMARTY CARE PROJECT for their well deserved Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and we wish to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers in Cromarty, and across the Highlands, who have kept communities going through these difficult times with both kindness and compassion as reflected in the C&DCC Chair's Annual Report presented on 31st May 2021. Read here.

HELP KEEP THE GRASS DOWN and JOB OPPORTUNITY​  here

HIGHLAND COUNCIL SEASONAL ACCESS RANGERS START PATROLS

For full details and ways to contact their Team read here

URGENT NEWS ABOUT MONITORING THE RIG NOISE

The Environmental Health Officer from the Highland Council has requested that noise/nuisance record sheets are completed regarding the rig noise. If they don't receive any noise/nuisance record sheets, they will not be able to investigate further. Download the sheet and notes here

Please consider the impact of the noise on you, your physical and mental health, your relationships, your work and anything else you think is important.

Once completed, please send the records to The Environmental Health Officer, Community Services, Highland Council Area Office, 84 High Street, Dingwall  IV159QN.

Please also send a copy the C&DCC at cromartydistrictcc@gmail.com so we can collate the number of responses for future contact with the Environmental Health team. Thank you.


EVEN MORE URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES

With the visitor season to Cromarty upon us, we are now assembling litter picking teams to help keep the town clear.

If you are interested in helping please contact Peter Ratcliffe on cromartydistrictcc@gmail.com and he will contact you.

Thank you


WORK STARTING ON THE CROMARTY DEVELOPMENT TRUST WHITEDYES CAMPER VAN SITE

The first phase of work on the ground to create their new Camper Van site begins on Monday 17 May, with the cutting down of some trees.  "We've had VERY LONG discussions with Highland Council Planners and Highland Council Tree Officers about which trees can be cut and when they can be cut; and we are doing exactly what we have been given permission to do and nothing more", says Sheila Currie of the CDT and "Cutting trees can feel like a drastic surprise, but removing a group of the self-seeded sycamores was always an essential part of the plan, and we've described the need for tree cutting work in all our community meetings, Cromarty Live newsletter articles etc."

New tree planting at the west of the site will be done in the autumn. The work will take a few days and will be done during the day only. CDT expect to begin the groundworks for the site soon.


OTHER LATEST NEWS

Please Complete the Background Survey for HITRANS' GO-HI Mobility​ here.

POWER CUT? CHECK PROGRESS (if you have mobile reception!) here.

C&DCC SUBMISSION TO INNER MORAY FIRTH DEVELOPMENT PLAN here.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEAGULLS here.

BLACK ISLE LITTER SURVEY RESULTS here.

CROMARTY LITTER SURVEY RESULTS here.

HIGHLAND COUNCIL GUIDANCE ON WEEDKILLING here.

CROMARTY FOODBANK CLOSURE NEWS here.

LATEST NIGG NEWS UPDATED on 23rd May 2021 here.

PLUS Update to community comments as at 6th May -

Update 4:  East Quay Construction and Dredging

Timings - dredging activities are the only activities taking place outside the working hours dictated by the land and marine permissions.  Dredging within the Forth is routinely permitted 24/7 in order to keep the activity to as short a duration as possible; however, dredging linked to the East Quay construction project is currently only being done for 12 hours during the day.

Deposit site - the deposit site for dredging is the deepest area in the mouth of the Cromarty Firth between the two Sutors.  Annex 1 (here) refers.

Very kindest regards.


Last C&DCC Agenda here.

2021 C&DCC AGM Approved 2019 Minutes here.

2021 C&DCC AGM Approved Audited 2019/20 Financial Statements here.

2021 C&DCC AGM Approved Audited 2020/21 Financial Statements here.

Latest C&DCC Ordinary Meeting Approved Minutes here

Latest Youth Café Report here plus attachments Famous Five and Equalities Group.

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