South Scotland

Prince Charles tours Hawick, St Boswells and Melrose

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Image caption The prince stopped to talk to the crowds that gathered to see him

Prince Charles has been on a tour of a number of towns across the Scottish Borders.

The royal visitor - known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland - stopped off in Hawick, St Boswells and Melrose.

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Image caption The visit took in a number of towns in the region

He was given a tour of the Scott & Charters knitwear factory and tried his hand at the garment-making process.

He also took time to speak to some members of the large crowds which had gathered to see him during his time in the region.

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Image caption The prince tried out the garment-making process for himself

His other appointments in the Borders included the family-run Hawico business and the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells.

The prince was also scheduled to open the new offices of the Tweed Forum - a charity dedicated to protecting and conserving the River Tweed and its surroundings - near Melrose.

Chairman James Hepburne Scott said they were delighted to welcome him to the site and also tell him about their work along the length of the famous waterway.

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Image caption It was a second visit in a matter of months to southern Scotland having been in Galloway in September

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