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Community / Royal visit cancelled at last minute

THERE were many disappointed faces at the Old Scatness Broch after news broke on Saturday morning that the anticipated visit of Prince Charles had to be cancelled due to a technical problem with his aircraft.

Staff from Shetland Amenity Trust had gathered at the Iron Age village to show the Duke of Rothesay around.

The Duke is said to have expressed his disappointment at not being able to visit the isles.

The heir to the throne was also due to meet organisers of the hugely successful Shetland Wool Week, as well visit a nearby beach to hear about the award winning anti-litter initiative Da Voar Redd Up.

Following the events at the south end of Shetland the prince was due to visit the NAFC Marine Centre, in Scalloway, to meet staff and cadets.