Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Highest University in the Land - 33

How wonderful to see HRH Prince Philip looking in such good health as he accompanied Her Majesty on her visit to Perth College UHI.

Duke of Edinburgh @ Perth College UHI

Dr Thomas Moore, Perth College UHI Principal and Chief Executive said: “We are honoured to host the Royal party in this Diamond Jubilee year as Perth celebrates its new city status. Our students and staff are thrilled to be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities in areas such as Music, Alzheimer’s research project, Hair and Beauty, Aircraft Engineering, Hospitality and Mountain Studies.

“This visit further strengthens our Royal connections, as HRH The Princess Royal was installed as the first-ever Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands on 7 June 2012).”

Penny Brodie, Chair of the Board of Management added: “This event is a day for our students, staff and stakeholders to come together and celebrate this unique and historic occasion.”

The Royal party viewed displays of work and enjoyed a musical performance composed by Perth College UHI staff and students before meeting staff, students and stakeholders of the College and the rest of the UHI partnership. Her Majesty The Queen unveiled a plaque as the Royal Party left the campus to commemorate their visit.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Perth College UHI while on her Silver Jubilee Tour in 1977 where they enjoyed a lunch served by students.

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