| One of the major events which happened at Portmahomack in WW2 was practice landings for D-Day. At the time, the area had been closed off and a pass was required for entry.
Another notable local event was the making of a 40-minute propaganda film for the Crown Film Unit titled "Before the Raid". The theme was a German occupation of the Lofoten Islands, and Portmahomack was chosen because it looked like a Norwegian fishing village, The cast were local people, some of whom had to wear Nazi uniforms. It was made in 1942, directed by Jiri Weiss, and featured ??. Click on 'The Film' on the nav bar below for more. It can be sen at Tarbat Discovery Centre at Portmahomack along with lots of other interesting subjects such local Pictish History.