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The Duke of Rothesay in The Scottish Highlands

29th July 2016

The Prince of Wales, also known as the Duke of Rothesay, paints a mug during a visit to Anta home furnishings in Fearn, Scotland.

The Prince of Wales, also known as the Duke of Rothesay, paints a mug during a visit to Anta home furnishings in Fearn, Scotland.

The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland has spent the last two days undertaking a range of engagements in the Scottish Highlands.

Yesterday, The Duke officially opened a new warehouse at a Ross-shire business known for making textiles and pottery. The Duke met members of staff at ANTA Scotland, by Fearn, as he walked around the new complex. The company employs about 40 staff at the site - many of them young employees who have been trained since leaving school. The Duke also saw first-hand how the business is supporting traditional craft skills.

The Duke spent today in Caithness where he visited Wick Sheriff Court to mark the 150th anniversary. Wick Sheriff Court opened in 1866 and is part of the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands. It covers a large geographical area and is the most northerly court on the United Kingdom mainland.

The final stop for His Royal Highness was to New Wave Foods where he watched staff from New Wave Foods harvest edible seaweed from a beach near his Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s, Castle of Mey home in Caithness. New Wave Foods was established in August 2015 to produce edible seaweed for wholesale across the UK. It is based in Caithness where the rocky coastline and exposure to the elements provides the best environment for the business to thrive. It is currently licensed to harvest 17 different species from six beaches including one by the Castle of Mey.