Between the A9 and the Cromarty Firth in the far north of Scotland is the Rosskeen burial ground .
Roskeen Cemetery, Invergordon, Rosshire, surrounds a disused presbyterian church. Although the church is now boarded up, the cemetery is still in use.
The church was built in 1830-32 by James Smith on the site of an earlier chapel.
The church was repaired and altered by Andrew Maitland in 1853.
In the extensive grounds of the church is a small, quite insignificant building, which is the last resting place for the Munro’s of Newmore and Culrain.
Said to have been erected in 1664 and restored in 1908 this building is the Munro Mausoleum or chapel.
You can read more about this mausoleum on our sister site – Heritage and History.
We have been unable to ascertain if there is a current gravestone recording or preservation project for Rosskeen cemetery but there are a few resources which list many of the Rosskeen graves.
Oddquine.co.uk – Unsure if this is an exhaustive list but there are thumbnail images of the graves along with names of the interred.
Oddquine.co.uk – WW1 War Graves of Rosskeen Cemetery.
The Invergordon Archive – Gives some very useful background information of the church and it’s surrounding area. Some local names are mentioned.
Canmore ID 13618
Site Number NH66NE 13.00
NGR NH 68837 69250
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Highland council – Information about the site