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Exhibitions

Cromarty Courthouse Museum holds 2 exhbitions a year; one from April to July, the other from July to October.  The 2019 exhibitions begin with:

 

A News Story - The Cromarty News and its enterprising editor/proprietor John Bain.

poster for cromarty news exhibition

             image from the exhibition

 

John Bain was the local draper and ran the Cromarty News from his draper's shop on the corner of Church St and the High St.  The exhibition recreates the intermingling of these two businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image from exhibition

He campaigned on a variety of issues, some seem very pertinent now despite the interveaning 120 years.  He was keen to encourage tourism:

 

 

 

image from the exhbition

 

 

 

He was instrumental in getting a hospital for the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

image from the exhibition

and campaigned for more affordable housing.

 

To learn more abou this remarkable man pay us a visit!

 

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