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Hello!  and welcome to the 'Sea Cromarty Sparkle' website.

- Crombaidh Làn Lainnir -

We hope this site will be an interesting and informative way
for you to discover the host of exciting events happening in the town of Cromarty in 2007.

Despite the frequent torrential downpours and lack of balmy evenings, the Sea Cromarty Sparkle team brought 15 successful events to Cromarty during the months of June and July.  Locals and visitors alike, turned out in force and showed their support by ignoring the wind and hail (yes, hail!) and attending and participating in everything:  we cycled and ran in the Tartan Duathlon, learned to sail with the RYA, cleaned up Cromarty’s two beaches, danced a Strip the Willow up Bank St and waved the Moray Firth Flotilla off on the next stage of their journey.  We learned about sea creatures and fossils with the local Ranger, witnessed the creative efforts of local photographers and school children, bought fresh produce at the Food Festival, took an evening musical trip aboard the Cromarty Rose, kicked up our heels at the Jazz, Swing & Blues night and threw sponges for charity at the brilliant Regatta Fun Day.

Check out the Picture Gallery section of the website to witness some of these events for yourselves!

Of course, two of our summer ‘events’ are still going strong….the very popular ‘Under the Surface’ Marine Wildlife Exhibition (a trail of 20 colourful banners situated around the town) will stay in place until the mid December.  And the book, ‘Cromarty – Living by the Sea’ (a collection of memories, stories, thoughts and pictures about the sea with contributions from over 60 Cromarty residents) continues to fly off the shelves of local establishments as well as the big-time bookshops, Borders, Waterstones, etc.  Why not purchase a copy as a Christmas present or send it to someone you know has Cromarty connections. 

Now, as the nights draw in, it’s time to gear up for our exciting winter programme.  There’s drama, dancing and debate; astronomy, projections, ghosties, fireworks and film, in other words – lots of thrilling and varied events with something to appeal to everyone.

Keep an eye on this website for further details on tickets, timings and availabilities.   Our Sea Cromarty Sparkle Winter Events Leaflets should be out and about for you to pick up and keep from mid October.

We're ALWAYS happy to hear from volunteers who may be able to spare a little time or energy.  So, don't be shy - please get in touch if you'd like to become involved!
 For news of other events in & around Cromarty, check out the Cromarty Live website