Because of its natural, deep-water harbour, Invergordon’s fortunes have inevitably been connected with the sea. It is perhaps best known for its naval history, from the sinking of the ‘Natal’ in 1915 with the loss of over 300 lives, to the Invergordon Mutiny in 1931, both of which are well documented.
The Royal Navy’s presence in the town continued into the fifties although on a much smaller scale than during previous years when thousands of sailors thronged the streets when ‘the fleet was in’.
In recent years, the town's main asset, the harbour, now managed by the Cromarty Firth Port Authority, has been transformed into a rig servicing and repair base.
Currently Invergordon, once again due to its ideal anchorage, has become a hub for the cruise liner industry. Approximately 40 liners visit each year during the season.