All smiles as Prince Charles visits Islay
PRINCE Charles made an appearance in The Oban Times in July, after he visited Islay on June 26.
Despite heavy rainfall, spirits weren’t dampened at two Islay distilleries, as the prince paid a special visit to commemorate 200 years of whisky production at the sites.
Using his official Scottish titles of Duke of Rothesay and Lord of the Isles, he visited Ardbeg and Laphroaig distilleries. The heir to the throne’s third engagement was a trip to the Finlaggan visitor centre and burial site, by which time the sun had come out allowing Prince Charles the chance to ditch his umbrella and take in the stunning Islay scenery and give the centre the royal seal of approval.
Prince Charles shares a joke with Ardbeg production staff.