On Thursday 31 October, HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, received a visit from Scottish Ballet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scotland’s national dance company.
HRH Prince Charles has been Patron of Scottish Ballet since 2009, and during the event announced his intention to continue his Patronage for a further five years. The company was delighted to receive a visit from The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in 2014, during which Their Royal Highness attended rehearsals in preparation for Scottish Ballet’s performance at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
For the occasion, HRH Prince Charles selected the location of Dumfries House. In 2007, HRH saved Dumfries House for the nation and transformed it into a tourism and education hub which is used to inspire the local community and help people engage in learning experiences that promote confidence and personal development as well as training in real-life skills to open up future employment opportunities.