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Cromarty Image Library

Robert Clyne

A lighthousekeeper in Cromarty around the time of the First World War, Robert Clyne left an album of photographs from around Scotland. They are shown here courtesy of his great-granddaughter, Jane Bain. Many more can be seen on her genealogy website.

A picture of Robert Clyne can be found here.
Lighthouse, Coastguard Station and Gun - c1916 From Robert Clyne's album. A blown-up extract showing the guns can be seen here.
Family group at McFarquhar's Bed - c1916 From Robert Clyne's album.
West Church (Free Church) before the fire - c1916 A fire in the West Church after this photo was taken led to the rebuilding of much of the structure....
Harbour - c1918 This picture would seem to have been taken from the lighthouse. The roofline of the Girnal can be se...
Gaelic Chapel - c1916 The roof still intact at this point - when did it fall in? Taken from Robert Clyne's album. To see ...
Cromarty House - c1918 This shows the Big House in good repair, and being used as a social focal point. There is a tennis c...
Guns outside the Coastguard Station - c1916 This is a blown up extract from picture #50. It shows a gun and a cannon mounted outside the lightho...
The Cannon outside the Lighthouse - c1920 This family group was taken by Robert Clyne, the lighthousekeeper at Cromarty. Another pic of this a...
Robert Clyne, Lighthousekeeper - c1920 A large number of photos of this time on the site were taken by Robert Clyne, who was the lighthouse...
Chart of Robert Clyne's posts - c1916 This shows photographs of all the lighthouses Robert Clyne served in, with Cromarty at the bottom ri...
The upturned hull of HMS Natal - c1916 The Natal was sunk in the firth in 1915, by an explosion in the magazine. This shows the hull before...

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