Storehouse of Foulis is a new visitor attraction run by the Clan Munro,delightfully
set on the shore of the Cromarty Firth with beautiful views out over the water, and
to the mountains beyond. Centrepiece is the fully restored 18th century grade A listed
Girnal or Rent House, the finest remaining example of what used to be a familiar
type of building dotted along the coasts of Easter Ross and Sutherland. The Girnal
houses a series of entertaining, informative and educational history and wildlife
exhibitions. Unravel seven centuries of land and people brought to life in the Rogues
Gallery Theatre. Learn about the Munro Clanlands, their people, history and heritage.
Gaze into the past in the authentically recreated Rent House, with cut-away floors
above enabling the whole content of activities to be seen and enjoyed, all complemented
with a Son et Lumiere show.
The Cromarty Firth is well known for its colony of common seals and the visitor can
explore the evolution and environment of these fascinating creatures in the exhibition,
as well as being able to view the seals on their haul-out sites just offshore. These
exhibitions are particularly enjoyed by children who can hear all about the myths
and legends surrounding the seals in the story cave, stories which abound all around
the Highland coast.
As well as its seal colony the Cromarty Firth is internationally known as a wintering
and feeding ground for migratory birds - most winters the firth is home to 30,000
waterfowl - and depending on the time of year - the firth abounds with bird life.
This is just one of many reasons why the Cromarty Firth and surrounding area, including
Foulis Ferry, has been designated an S.S.S.I. (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
One of the major landscaping pieces is the authentic and accurate stone set sundial
with its feature Gnomon, each piece hand crafted and set from Caithness stone.
There is also a popular picnic area situated right on the shore from where seals
can be viewed hauled out on the banks and rocks of the firth, tidal conditions allowing.
Storehouse of Foulis offers the vistor an interesting and entertaining opportunity
to learn something about Highland heritage. We look forward to extending you a warm