The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay carry out engagements in Dumfries and Galloway

Today The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visited Dumfries and Galloway.

Their Royal Highnesses first toured the Bladnoch Distillery, the southernmost distillery in Scotland, which dates back to 1817. While The Duke took a look around the whisky production area, The Duchess joined a reception with local community groups and volunteers from the area. Their Royal Highnesses later met local food producers, who were showcasing their produce in celebration of the 10th annual Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

In Garlieston, The Duke and Duchess met local residents and attended the ‘Garlieston’s Secret War’ exhibition, which overlooks the port where the Mulberry Harbours were tested in the lead up to D-Day in 1944. Their Royal Highnesses also visited The Harbour Inn, the village’s local pub.

To end the day, The Duchess of Rothesay visited Moat Brae House and Gardens, which is also Scotland’s National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling. The Georgian townhouse and gardens were acknowledged by J. M. Barrie as the inspiration for his legendary story – Peter Pan. On a tour of the house, Her Royal Highness met pupils from the Dumfries Academy Dramatic Club, the same school that J. M. Barrie attended as a boy, as well as storytellers, Scottish authors and illustrators.