Published: 29/10/2017 06:00 - Updated: 27/10/2017 15:02

Thousands welcome the Queen to Inverness in 1981

IC 200, Inverness Courier


AN estimated 10,000 people lined the streets when the Queen and Prince Philip visited Inverness in July as part of a Highland tour.

The Queen, wearing an azalea pink summer coat and matching hat, was greeted by Provost Allan Sellar. The royal couple met dignitaries, including members of the Inverness District Council, during a visit to the Town House before going to the Station Hotel for lunch.

The menu featured smoked quail and poached Loch Eil salmon, while the dessert course featured a sculptured candy Loch Ness monster with sparklers going off behind it.

The couple later went to Beauly where they were greeted by a crowd of about 4000. It was the first visit to the village by the royal family for 400 years.

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