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The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to celebrate 30 years of The Prince‘s Trust - Scotland

Published on 16th May 2006

The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Duchess of Rothesay will carry out engagements to mark thirty years of The Prince’s Trust Scotland during their annual visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse between 30th May and 1st June 2006.

The Princes Trust has helped 500,000 young people around the UK – 30,000 in Scotland - since it was founded in 1976. The Prince’s Trust-Scotland gives practical and financial support to young people, developing skills such as confidence and motivation. Many of them have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

On Tuesday 30th May, The Prince and The Duchess will see at first hand a community project in Craigmillar, Edinburgh where young people will be clearing up the Niddrie Burn. That evening they will attend a reception at the Scottish Parliament hosted by the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon George Reid MSP, in honour of thirty years of the Trust. The following evening, Wednesday 31st May, Their Royal Highnesses will give a dinner to thank supporters of the Trust in Scotland at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

During three days of public visits to Scotland, The Duchess of Rothesay, who is President of the National Osteoporosis Society, will formally open a new Bone Densitrometry Scanner at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose. This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the National Osteoporosis Society.

Their Royal Highnesses will also visit Broughton House in Kircudbright and Threave House Gardens in Castle Douglas in support of the National Trust for Scotland’s 75th Anniversary. His Royal Highness will give a speech to the World Heritage Conference on Wednesday 31st May.

On Thursday 1st June, The Prince and the Duchess will hear about plans to regenerate Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rhum. The Prince was keen to see what could be done to save the Castle after seeing it featured on BBC Two’s Restoration programme. Scottish National Heritage, which owns the island and the property, has asked The Prince’s Regeneration Trust to conduct a feasibility study to look at how the Castle might be saved.