Glasgow & West Scotland

Prince Charles turns BBC Scotland weatherman

Prince Charles had a go at reading the weather during a tour of BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters.

He and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the broadcaster as a part of their annual Holyrood Week.

BBC newsreader Sally Magnusson handed over to Prince Charles, who read his version of Reporting Scotland's lunchtime weather.

The prince, also known as the Duke of Rothesay, had earlier met students at the City of Glasgow College.

Against a backdrop of the BBC's weather map, Prince Charles delivered a specially written script which included references to royal residences in Scotland.

Looking directly into the camera, he said: "The best of the bright and dry weather will of course be in the northern isles and the far north of the mainland. So, a little hazy sunshine for the Castle of Mey in Caithness.

"But a cold day everywhere with temperatures of just 8C and a brisk northerly wind. Thank God it isn't a bank holiday."

The duke and duchess spent more than an hour at BBC Scotland, which is celebrating 60 years of television broadcasting.