Cromarty Heritage

Allan Kilpatrick of RCAHMS (in red jacket) pointing out some details in gun emplacement on South Sutor.

Medieval Cromarty     Click to view a brief introduction by RCHS. 

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Cromarty Archaeology

Highland Archaeology Week

Since 2007, during Highland Archaeology Week, Allan Kilpatrick of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has led groups round the fortifications on the North Sutor and South Sutor entrances to the Cromarty Firth which were created prior to the 1914-1918 War and added to during the 1939-45 conflict. The pages which follow contain some amateur photographs which may be of interest.  [Photos RCHS]

Building on South Sutor.  Note original steel shutters.

Observation tower.  Note camouflage paint on lower building.

Looking towards North Sutor with its white observation post top right - and modern "camouflage" in foreground.

South Sutor gun emplacement.

Smaller gun emplacement (foreground), South Sutor.

Observation post, from which can be seen ....

.... yet another building and the Moray Firth in the background.

Same building.

Another observation post with North Sutor in background.

Looking down on the engine room.

The wild boars living in the locked enclosure which contains most of the buildings featured previously. It is a testimony to the quality of the steel used that the fence erected in 1913 remains intact.

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