Datesc 1240-1975
Person NameBurgh of Cromarty; c 1240-1975
ActivityThe burgh of Cromarty was a royal burgh from the twelfth century. Since the reign of Robert I, the burgh was associated with the earldom of Ross, and following the forfeiture of which in 1475, the status of the burgh is obscure until a charter, 1593, newly erected Cromarty into a royal burgh. In 1672 Parliament accepted the resignation of Cromarty as a royal burgh and it remained a burgh of barony thereafter. The records of the burgh date from 1868. Cromarty Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Highland Regional Council and Ross and Cromarty District Council. These in turn were replaced by Highland Council in 1996 under the terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1994 (c. 39).
Corporate NameBurgh of Cromarty
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