HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL UNDERTAKE ENGAGEMENTS IN SCOTLAND
Wednesday 13th September 2023
His Majesty The King will meet members of the public at Tomintoul, visiting the Discovery Centre and Auld School Close to hear more about the £3.3million energy efficient housing project in the area.
Arriving at the Discovery Centre, His Majesty will be greeted by staff to hear more about the Tomintoul area. Proceeding into the centre’s museum, the King will view the Tomintoul Coat, a heritage artefact dating from the 1820s said to have once belonged to a customs officer responsible for combating whisky smugglers. Before departure, the King will have an opportunity to speak to board members of the Glenlivet Development Trust.
Proceeding to Auld School Close housing estate, His Majesty will be greeted by staff and children of Tomintoul Primary School.
The King will then move to the £3.3million energy efficient housing project where His Majesty will speak to council staff, residents and key contractors involved in the project.
Friday 15th September 2023
His Majesty The King will visit St Paul’s Episcopal Church and Kinross Day Centre, meeting members of the local community.
Upon arrival at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, His Majesty will be greeted by trustee and founder of Broke Not Broken, Annie McCormack. Broke Not Broken was founded in 2015 with the main aim of tackling the effects of poverty in Kinross.
The King will be given a brief overview of the charity and welcomed into the foodbank store. Proceeding into the garden, where the charity grows fruit and vegetables, the King will meet volunteers, including secondary school students, to understand their impact within the local community.
Moving into the church hall, the King will view a local art exhibition, Art@StPaul’s, the aim of which is to increase community engagement and provide a space for local artists to showcase their work.
Departing the church, His Majesty will have the opportunity to meet members of the public, primary and secondary school students with the backdrop of a local pipe band playing music.
Proceeding to Kinross Day Centre, His Majesty will meet those who benefit from the centre, alongside visitors and volunteers. The King will have the opportunity to hear more about the services the centre offers within the local community, including providing lunches to elderly residents and offering activities such as bingo, art and singing groups.
Before departure, His Majesty will unveil a plaque, marking the 40th anniversary of Kinross Day Centre.