Prince lends sup­port to project

The Oban Times - - News -

PRINCE Wil­liam, the Duke of Cam­bridge, also known as the Earl of Strat­hearn in Scot­land, has be­come pa­tron of Thin Red Line Ap­peal, to se­cure the fu­ture of the Argyll and Suther­land High­landers Reg­i­men­tal Mu­seum.

The project will en­able the mu­seum to be re­de­vel­oped to meet the ex­pec­ta­tion of vis­i­tors to one of Scot­land’s key her­itage sites, and to ed­u­cate fu­ture gen­er­a­tions on the re­mark­able role played by the sol­diers of one of Scot­land’s great High­land reg­i­ments over the past 220 years.

Bri­gadier Bruce Rus­sell, chair­man of the Mu­seum Trust, said: ‘I am de­lighted that the Earl of Strat­hearn has given his sup­port and en­cour­age­ment to this ap­peal, de­signed to safe­guard the mem­ory of a unique part of the Bri­tish Army and of the na­tion’s proud mil­i­tary and cul­tural her­itage.’

The Ar­gylls pa­rade at Stir­ling Cas­tle, which Prince Wil­liam vis­ited and saw the fa­mous paint­ing The Thin Red Line.

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