The King visits Tomintoul and Kinross
Published 15 September 2023
Read more about His Majesty's visits in Scotland this week.
In Tomintoul on Wednesday, The King met members of the community and visited the Discovery Centre and Auld School Close to hear more about the £3.3million energy efficient housing project in the area.
The highest village in highland Scotland, Tomintoul has been supported by The Glenlivet Development Trust, which was formed to address the economic problems and instigated a £3.3m energy-efficient housing development, the Auld School Close, on the site of a derelict school.
The King toured the site, which now has 12 affordable homes built on it, and met local residents.
In the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Discovery Centre, His Majesty was shown a coat believed to have belonged to an exciseman in the 1820s during the era of whisky smuggling and violent confrontations between customs officers and the illicit distilleries.
The King received a wonderful welcome to Kinross on Thursday, before meeting representatives of charity Broke Not Broken, which runs several projects to support the local community, including an independent food bank, a counselling service, energy support, family holiday support, winter clothing and a women’s group.
The charity is supported by over 30 volunteers and last year, it delivered over 2,000 food parcels across Kinross-shire, supporting more than 5,000 people.
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