01st August 2013
Welcome His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay
His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, visited the home of Scotland’s favourite malt whisky Glenmorangie in Tain on Wednesday 31 July.
On arrival he was greeted by Paul Skipworth, President and Managing Director of The Glenmorangie Company and then taken on a tour of the Distillery by Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilleries and Whisky Creation. During his hour-long tour His Royal Highness learned from Glenmorangie’s craftsmen, the ‘Men of Tain,’ how their famous whisky is perfected before he unveiled a specially commissioned plaque carved by local sculptor Barry Grove to mark the occasion.
During his visit he also met with the Visitor Centre team and prominent local business leaders and suppliers to the Distillery. Many friends and families of the Distillery turned out to welcome His Royal Highness and some of the children presented him with a Glenmorangie teddy and giraffe for his new grandson Prince George.
In celebration of the visit, Mashman and Tain Pipe Band Major Jimmy Mackay composed a bagpipe tune called ‘The Duke of Rothesay’s Glenmorangie Waltz’ which he had the honour of playing to The Duke at the Distillery. He later presented the Prince with a copy of the specially composed pipe score.