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Cod, ships and beer on menu for Charles in Scottish visit

By PA Reporter

The Prince of Wales visited the latest addition to the Caithness fishing fleet during a visit to Scrabster harbour.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, carried out the engagement after beginning his annual visit to the nearby Castle of Mey earlier this week.

His first official duty of the day was to meet the crew of the Boy Andrew, a 27.5-metre seine netter costing £2.8m.

Charles, sporting a Charles Edward Stuart kilt, was introduced to the ship's skippers and crew when he arrived at the quayside.

Skipper Andrew Bremner snr said: "He was interested in cod, which is now Marine Stewardship Council-credited, meaning it is now safe to eat as stocks have made a remarkable recovery, and he was interested to find out why."

The Duke then went on to visit an art exhibition in Thurso and a micro-brewery in John O'Groats.

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