Charles views historic house revamp
The Prince of Wales has visited a 16th-century building brought back to life by a regeneration project after 40 years of neglect.
Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, toured Merchant's House in Brechin, Angus.
He inspected the restoration work in his capacity as president of The Prince's Regeneration Trust, which helped to co-ordinate the makeover of Brechin's oldest townhouse.
He also met tenants of the 1575 property, which was converted into two homes under the project completed earlier this year.
Charles also met local craftsmen and apprentices involved in Brechin's Townscape Heritage Initiative, of which Merchant's House is a key part.
He went on to tour the main gallery of the neighbouring Town House Museum, which was also restored under the initiative.
Outside the properties, crowds of local residents lined the High Street in warm sunshine to greet the royal visitor, who staged a spontaneous walkabout.
Many took photographs of Charles, who appeared relaxed and chatted freely with them.
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