LIVE! @ Hugh Miller’s Cottage

Friday 17th August

Come on in! Everyone is  invited to this special event at Hugh Miller’s Cottage and Birthplace Museum. Enjoy family friendly tales and tunes by the fireside and fossil rubbing in the museum then take a trip over to Cromarty Arts Trust Old Brewery to see a new exhibition of prints created by young people in response to Hugh Miller’s collections.

Ceilidh of Dreams


Birthplace Cottage

Enjoy family friendly tales and tunes by the fireside with Ceilidh of Dreams. Stop and listen to storytelling with Lizzie McDougall and Siannie Moodie who will share stories that feature plants and animals of the Highlands. Inspired by Hugh Miller, these tales will connect audiences to the wonderful shared heritage of folklore, stories and beautiful natural environment.

Suitable for ages 5+. Drop in or sign up in advance on the day. See time below

Supernatural Adventures Storytelling : 1pm – 1:30pm    2:30pm – 3:00pm 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Fairies and Giants Storytelling: 1:45pm – 2:15pm           3:15 – 3:45pm

Fossil Rubbing


Birthplace Museum

Get crafty in the museum and try your hand at fossil rubbing.

Garden of Wonders

1pm – 5pm

Cottage Garden

Explore the cottage garden and see what you can find in the ‘Garden of Wonders’!

This event takes place outside so please wear suitable footwear and clothing.  

Fossils and Folklore Pop-Up Exhibition


Cromarty Arts Trust Old Brewery, Church Street, Cromarty

Just along the road from Hugh Miller’s Cottage, the Old Brewery will be hosting an exhibition of the work created by young people leading up to the festival. Teas and coffees provided.

About Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage and Museum

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage and Museum is the humble abode of the inspirational geologist, folklorist and fossil hunter with a Garden of Wonders to explore.

Address: Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum, Church Street, Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace is in Cromarty, 22 miles north-east of Inverness.

For more information including directions please visit

Please note that due to the age of the cottage and museum buildings, physical access is limited.

Entry into the National Trust for Scotland is free for anyone with a Highlands postcode during the festival. Please bring proof of address. All workshops and events are free. Some workshops and events require advance booking.