Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Charles and Camilla continue Scottish tour

Camilla, the Duchess of Rothesay, (L) Pic: Gavin walker
Image caption Camilla, the Duchess of Rothesay, visited an art project in Edinburgh

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay, have been continuing their royal tour of Scotland with engagements across the country.

Earlier Camilla visited an art project in Edinburgh while Charles, the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, officially opened the Marie Curie Hospice in Springburn.

Camilla saw 150 brightly painted creatures, which will be posted around the city this summer.

It is part of a £1m campaign to protect endangered species.

MSP reception

Camilla will also later visit the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh, which helps adults experiencing "deep social exclusion" by offering education programmes, drop-in services and other activities such as cookery, gardening and woodwork.

Camilla is then due to meet staff at a Barnardo's vintage shop in the city.

Later, the couple are to host a reception in aid of Scottish charities at the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh.

They will also preside over another reception at the palace in the evening for newly elected MSPs, all 129 of whom have been invited.

On Tuesday, Prince Charles toured some of the projects his charities support.

He visited the newly renovated town hall in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, and met volunteers and representatives of the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust, who were involved in the restoration.

He then went to Abbotsford House in Melrose to hear about the building's preservation work, before visiting Dumfries House in Ayrshire.

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