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Queen Victoria's rumoured visit and Jubilee celebrations.

In 1886 an article entitled RUMOURED VISIT OF HER MAJESTY TO STRATHPEFFER appeared in the Aberdeen P&J. It was reported that Her Majesty the Queen proposed spending some time at Strathpeffer the following summer in 1887. Her Majesty may have come to this resolution through the fact that one of her ladies-in-waiting – the Marchioness of Ely – had spent several weeks at the Spa in 1886, and it was stated that she had derived much benefit from her visit. In the event the Queen visited Cannes and Aix-les-Bains in France in April of the following year before celebrating her Golden Jubilee in June.

In 1887 Strathpeffer and District celebrated Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.The various hotels and villas had a gay display of flags and bannerettes. The proceedings commenced with a short service in the new Free Church conducted by the Rev. Mr Matheson of Hampstead, London. At noon the visitors and a number of the residents assembled at the Pavilion, and after singing the National Anthem, cheers were heartily given for Her Majesty. The children attending Fodderty Public School, after marching to the Pavilion, headed by the Strathpeffer fife and drum band, where they sang the National Anthem, wended their way to Castle Leod where on the grassy slopes in front of it they were provided with a service of tea and cake. They subsequently engaged in games at Castle Leod Park, which were witnessed by a large and fashionable assemblage of visitors at present attending the Spa. During the progress of the games the splendid Hungarian band, engaged for the season at the Spa, played a selection of Scotch airs, which seemed to be greatly appreciated. The day’s proceedings closed with an exhibition of fireworks about ten o’clock. At night a number of the hotels were beautifully illuminated by rows of Chines lanterns

In 1897 Strathpeffer and District celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. There were many visible signs of rejoicing. All the buildings were decorated in red white and blue while the Ben Wyvis Hotel displayed a magnificent arch. The Volunteers gave a display of drill in the Castle Leod Park. A procession of Volunteers and Tradesmen, with school children, was formed at Fodderty schoolhouse under the leadership of Mr Bisset, headmaster. The procession of tradesmen was both imposing and interesting. At the Pavilion a halt was made and cheers were given for Her Majesty. At 4 p.m. over 160 children were entertained in the Pavilion by the Countess of Cromartie. At night the Spa looked very picturesque. All the houses were illuminated while the grounds of the Ben Wyvis Hotel were beautifully lit up. A dinner was held in the Ben Wyvis Hotel and the loyal toast was proposed by Dr Black of Sheriffston. Later an immense bonfire was lit on top of Knockfarrell and round it a large company of young people danced. Another bonfire was lit on Cnoc-an-teine, Fodderty, by Mrs Cameron, oldest tenant on the Brae Estate. Refreshments were served and the health of the Queen was proposed by Mr A. M. McIntyre, Brae Farm. At the Spa Hotel Mr Alex Wallace entertained the children of Contin Public School.