The Duke of Rothesay watches competitors at the Mey Highland and Cultural Games

The Duke of Rothesay, as The Prince of Wales is known when in Scotland, today attended the Mey Highland and Cultural Games.

First held in the village of Mey for The Queen Mother’s 70th birthday, the Games celebrate the hospitality, culture and talents of the people of the North Highlands. The event includes pipe bands, and competitive games including tug of war and tossing the caber.

In the foreword for the programme, His Royal Highness said: “It was with the greatest of pride that I followed in the footsteps of my Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as Chieftain in 2002, thus continuing the tradition she had started in the early 1970’s when these games began.”

The Duke judged the final of the Tug of War competition, which was won by a team from Help for Heroes.