Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about Ross and Cromarty

A region of around eight-thousand square kilometres on the way to the far north of Scotland.

  • Meall an Leathaid

    The road from Easter Ross into the Strathrusdale valley leads into what I felt was the middle of nowhere.

  • A winter drive along a ten-mile single-track road in northern Scotland led to a remote church and a still, wet, beautiful landscape.

  • Looming over Evanton on the Cromarty Firth is Cnoc Fyrish (Fyrish Hill), topped by the strange construction of the Fyrish Monument. The construction was the brainchild of Sir Hector Munro of Novar, who had it built in 1792 to provide work for the unemployed during the time of the Highland Clearances.