Presentation Trowel and Mallet
Cromarty Courthouse Museum
In 1887, the Victoria Hall in Cromarty was built and local dignitaries were invited to a ceremony to lay the foundation stone. This presentation trowel and mallet were given to Lady Ross of Cromarty House, who laid the stone, to commemorate the event.
The original purpose of the Victoria Hall was to be the drill hall for the Artillery Volunteers (you can explore the Artillery Volunteers Challenge Cup on this site!). It is now Cromarty’s main public hall.