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In 1819 largely thanks to Dr Morrison's efforts to spread the word about the miracle cures on offer here, Strathpeffer's spa water became available on a commercial basis when the first pump room was built.
Over the following decades, Strathpeffer grew to become the most un-Scottish of Scottish towns, largely thanks to the efforts of Anne, Duchess of Sutherland and Countess of Cromartie.
Despite the developments of the middle decades of the 1800s, fully developing the spa's potential was impeded by Strathpeffer's remoteness and the simple difficulty of getting here.
The daily horse drawn coach to Inverness took three hours each way and cost the considerable sum of 6 shillings.
In recent times it has only intermittently been possible to sample the waters, first in the pagoda-like room in the car park on the opposite side of the main road which is now a cafe, and later in the pump room a little uphill from the pavilion itself.
From the west end of the village a forest track leads to the hill of Cnoc Mor; a diversion en-route takes in Knock Farril a Pictish hill fort, worth the trip for the views alone.This database is the first and only complete database of Singer sewing machines productions in the world.