We've just returned from a brilliant midweek break in Rothesay, which is on the Isle of Bute, way over on the west of Scotland. When Prince Charles is in Scotland he is no longer the Prince of Wales, or even the Duke of Cornwall, he's the Duke of Rothesay, of which I'm sure the islanders are very proud (http://www.royal.gov.uk/ThecurrentRoyalFamily/ThePrinceofWales/Stylesandtitles.aspx)
When we lived in a cottage in Cornwall which had formerly belonged to the Duchy of Cornwall, one of the clauses in our deeds was that Prince Charles could come and inspect our drains whenever he liked - he never did. But to return to the island of Bute ...
On the whole the weather was pretty good, being mainly dry and even bright and sunny at times.
We travelled over to Bute via the ferry from Wemyss Bay (pronounced Weems) which, judging by its size, must have been incredibly busy in its heyday with all the people escaping from Glasgow for the day. (http://wemyssbay.net/about/history.html)
|Part of the magnificant Wemyss Bay Railway Station|
in the foreground is a display of flowers (not a Christmas tree).
and some other interesting sites: