Prince Charles sips a dram of whisky in Scotland

Sláinte! Prince Charles sips a dram of whisky as he dons kilt for trip to one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries

  • Charles enjoyed a dram of whisky as he sported a kilt during a trip to Aberdeen
  • Prince of Wales, 72, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, visited Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead and Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum
  • He also met one of the stars of the BBC’s series Trawlermen during a visit to an award-winning seafood company in Aberdeenshire 

Prince Charles enjoyed a dram of whisky as he sported a kilt during a trip to Aberdeen today.

The Prince of Wales, 72,  known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, visited Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead and Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum, one of the country’s oldest distilleries.

Today the royal was without his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who he lives with at Clarence House in London.  

Wearing a red and green kilt and a tweed three-piece jacket, the Duke wrapped up for the Scottish autumn clutching onto an umbrella while in traditional Scottish dress.

Prince Charles enjoyed a dram of whisky as he sported a kilt during a trip to Aberdeen today.

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, with volunteer and organiser Ron Reid (right) during a visit to Inverurie Farmers Market and local shops around the town centre in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Charles is pictured during a visit to Aberdeenshire’s rora dairy at their organic farm at Middleton of Rora near Peterhead

He also met one of the stars of the BBC’s series Trawlermen during a visit to an award-winning seafood company in Aberdeenshire. 

The company is headed by renowned skipper Jimmy Buchan, who starred in the Bafta award-winning series.

Mr Buchan said: ‘We were proud to host a walk-through of our supply chain operations where we explained our desire to improve on our sustainability footprint and how we are working to improve the integrity of our products during transit to customers.’

Charles also learned about the challenges to the business from Covid-19 and lockdown.

On Tuesday, Charles also visited Rora dairy which produces a range of Scottish yogurts on an organic family-run farm near Peterhead.

Keeping sheltered! The Prince of Wales met members of the public as he visited local shops in the town centre

Charles is seen in a red kilt and matching socks at rora dairy at their organic farm at Middleton of Rora near Peterhea

Bruce and Jane Mackie welcomed him to their farm, which has been selected to supply November’s Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

Mrs Mackie said: ‘This year has been tremendously exciting for us all at Rora and we were delighted to welcome Prince Charles to the farm to show him the results of our work to improve biodiversity and sustainability here.

‘Our organic certification and selection for Cop26 is recognition of our efforts and, like so many of our customers, we really feel that the prince, who is a farmer himself, understood and appreciated this.’

Cheerful Charles! The Prince sported a jacket and traditional Scottish dress for the day out

Charles pours some whisky into his cup of tea at Gibbs Gentlemen’s Outfitters during a visit to Inverurie Farmers Market and local shops around the town centre

Charles is pictured with a bagpipe player during a visit to Inverurie Farmers Market and local shops around the town centre

Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum, one of the country’s oldest distilleries, is also welcoming Charles during his royal tour in the North East.

It is being renovated and upgraded following a £6 million investment from American drinks company Beam Suntory to reinstate more traditional production processes and reduce the distillery’s carbon footprint.

The Duke of Rothesay’s tour also includes a visit to Inverurie where he will meet with traders at the town’s farmers’ market and visit the Garioch Heritage Centre, home to collections highlighting the history of the area.

Charles will also meet with the Inverurie Community Allotment and representatives from Grampian Opportunities, an organisation which promotes learning, volunteering and employment opportunities, and offers support for disabled people and people with mental health problems.

The Duke of Rothesay’s tour also includes a visit to Inverurie where he will meet with traders at the town’s farmers’ market and visit the Garioch Heritage Centre, home to collections highlighting the history of the area. He is pictured meeting lovals 

Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, during a visit to Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead

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