Royal Conservatoire of Scotland patron, HRH the Prince of Wales (known in Scotland as the Duke of Rothesay), has received a special 70th birthday message from some of the Conservatoire’s youngest string players.
The schoolchildren recently started lessons at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s arts education partnership with Dumfries House, an 18th century stately home in East Ayrshire, South-West Scotland.
Dumfries House was saved from closure by HRH the Prince of Wales in 2007 before becoming a centre of education and regeneration, offering training opportunities to the local community in engineering, art and hospitality.
Partnership through HRH the Prince of Wales
With Dumfries House wishing to add performing arts to its growing portfolio, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Dumfries House partnership was formed in 2016 through HRH the Prince of Wales, who is patron of both institutions.
Committed to building strong artistic foundations for the people and communities of Scotland, the partnership works to deliver performing arts education opportunities to young people across Ayrshire.
Programmes in strings and modern ballet are offered, giving young people the opportunity to access high-quality, specialist tuition.
Header photo: HRH the Prince of Wales meets young people from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Dumfries House partnership © Martin Shields