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The Queen arriving at Cromarty Harbour
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The Queen arriving at Cromarty Harbour

This shows the Queen on her tour of Easter Ross in June 1964. The large version shows close-ups of the people on the harbour.

The official programme has the following entry for Thurs 25th June.
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4:25pm - Arrive at Nigg Pier where the Lord Lieutenant will present:-
  • J C Robertson Esq (representing owners of the Pier)
  • Major R G Pollok-McCall (Deputy Lieutenant)
  • W A Macdonald, Esq (Chairman, Fearn District Council

Embark in the Royal Barge for Cromarty

4:35pm - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will land from the Royal Barge at Cromarty Pier, where the Lord Lieutenant will present:-
  • The Provost of Cromarty (D R Mackenzie Esq) who will present:-
    • The Town Clerk (M Macdonald Esq) and Mrs Macdonald
    • Bailie D Matheson
    • Bailie Colonel G D N Ross of Cromarty (Deputy Lieutenant)

  • The Lord Lieutenant will present:-
    • The County Clerk (J M Dunlop Esq) and Mrs Dunlop
    • Major C J Shaw of Tordarroch (Deputy Lieutenant)
    • Colonel A D Vickers (Deputy Lieutenant)
    • Major A J Cameron (Deputy Lieutenant)
    • Captain I W Macperson (Chairman, Cromarty Development Committee
    • A Oag Esq, (President, Black Isle Farm Society
    • Wylie Martin Esq (President of the Black Isle branch of the NFU
    • Mrs Wylie Martin (County Commisioner, Girl Guides)
    • A Watson Esq (Coxswain of the Lifeboat)
    • G Jack Esq (Skipper of the fishing vessel 'Integrity')
    • The Deputy Chief Constable (Superintendent J Mackay)
    • H D Fraser Esq (Chairman, Fortrose District Council
    • Mrs John Anderson (former President of the WRI)
    • The Town Clerk of Fortrose (W G Lackie Esq) and Mrs Lackie
    • Bailie C J S Mackenzie
    • Bailie A D MacKay
    • Bailie R Penny
    • Dean of Guild J A Cameron
    • Hon Treasurer J A Mackay
Her Majesty will tour Cromarty by car.

At Hugh Miller's Cottage the Lord Lieutenant will present:-
  • Mrs W Middleton
  • Mrs K A Morrison
and will ask Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to sign the Visitors Book.

The provost will ask Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to sign the Visitors Book and Portraits for the Burgh.

4:50pm - Her Majesty will embark in the Royal Barge at Cromarty Pier

5:00pm - The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will embark in HMY Brittania.
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Picture added on 01 January 2003
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Queen's Visit - 1964
I'm the smaller of the two silhouettes on the lifeboat at the right. The Duke of Edinburgh shouted 'are you prepared for the worst?' to us.
Added by Clem Watson on 30 September 2003
Other Crew on starboard side, bow to stern, are Billie Bathie, Ronnie Winton, Geordie Morrison, hidden by flag Eddie Scott, myself as previously noted, and finally the late Richard Brooke.
Added by Clem Watson on 11 May 2005
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