THE royal seal of approval has bestowed on a bold new maritime venture in Cullen.
Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, was on hand to do the honours in declaring the Cullen Sea School officially open on Monday.
The Queen’s cousin, who was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire Clare Russell and her husband Oliver, was greeted by an enthusiastic guard of honour formed by local primary school children waving hand-made union flags.
Following a short tour of the facility, the Duke was then invited to unveil the plaque by Professor Ashley Mowat, chairman of the Three Harbours Association, the organisation behind the innovative project.
Pausing for a few words before doing the honours, he told the assembled audience: “I’m impressed by the work everyone has done to make this project work. I wish it every success.”For more on this story see the Banffshire Advertiser - out now.