ROYAL VISIT @ THE SMIDDY

Oh My Goodness…What a whirlwind week we have had!!! It was one week ago that HRH Prince Charles came to visit us at The Smiddy…. Gorgeous Day and AMAZING event…

HRH Prince Charles, escorted by Mrs Clare Russell, visited our workshop where he met Team Smiddy.

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We were honoured to show HRH around our workshop and introduce him to our students, the local makers that we support, our students both from our “Make In Metal” Programme and the “Meet Your Maker” collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland.

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Megan assisted him to planish our Communal Silver Bowl which he thoroughly enjoyed. We plan to have the bowl on display in the Smiddy later on in in the year.

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Kate told him about our INKubator Programme, a 9-month tailored programme dedicated to nurturing new talent. Then Scott and Kate presented him with a Smiddy Quaich, a piece that we all had a hand at making.

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Before HRH left, he unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit to The Smiddy.

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Its not everyday that royalty pay you a visit, and we would like to thank all those involved on the day… It was certainly a day to remember… #RoyalVisitBanff #TeamSmiddy