Royal Visit Showcases Stonehaven Across World

By Jane Cruickshank / October 3, 2019
The Royal Signatures on the visitor book at the Tolbooth

A PERFECT autumn day of sunshine greeted the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, allowing them to appreciate all that makes Stonehaven a stunning place to visit.

While hundreds of locals will mark the day with their photographs and memories, the visit brought global coverage of the town and its attractions.

The fame of Charles McHardy’s pies and Guiliannotti’s ice-cream has now spread down-under with this lovely video clip from the Yarrawonga Chronicle, based in the town situated north east of Melbourne.

Even the Bulgarian News Agency website shows a lovely shot of the royal couple signing a visitors book at Dunnottar Castle

Meanwhile, readers of the North Wales Chronicle have been left in no doubt about the dramatic ruins of Dunnottar with both photographs and video footage to admire.

On Twitter, the royals themselves were taking Stonehaven to their global audience, with tweets from Clarence House about their visit to the Tolbooth and noting the building was officially re-opened by HM The Queen Mother in 1963 after its renovation.

And at the Tolbooth, Martin Sim was taking photographs to record the visit for the volunteers there. Here’s a link to his Facebook album of the day.

Outside the Tolbooth, Anne O’Gorman said she was was lucky to have a great viewpoint.

”I was standing on the bench outside the Tolbooth and some of the volunteers were lining up in front of the bench. Prince Charles and Camilla walk along and spoke to these volunteers.

” I was lucky to be in Stonehaven as I travelled back from Devon on Tuesday.”

Here’s one of her shots

Royals greeting volunteers at Tolbooth
Susan - October 3, 2019

Great report and lovely pictures. Stoney looks good.
Thanks for adding the links.

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