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Prince Charles's busy day of engagements in Scotland got under way earlier this morning at a knitwear factory before the Duke then went on to visit a cashmere company and a deli. 

The 70-year-old, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, donned a traditional green kilt as he made his first stop to the Scott and Charters Knitwear Factory that was founded in Hawick in 1955.

He has since visited the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, Melrose, as well as attending a reception being held by cashmere makers Hawico to celebrate British Industry.

Later today he is expected to open the new offices of Tweed Forum, an environmental charity that is dedicated to protecting and conserving the River Tweed, near Melrose, and its surroundings.

The Duke will meet farmers, foresters, landowners and ghillies all working with public and private sector bodies on both sides of the border to help restore the river, boost fish stocks and attract tourists.

James Hepburne Scott, Tweed Forum chairman, said: 'We are delighted that His Royal Highness will officially open Tweed Forum's new offices and are greatly looking forward to telling him about our partnership approach to the management of the river, which is delivering significant environmental benefits.

'Together with all of our partners, we share a passion for this important river and it will be a privilege to tell His Royal Highness about the work we carry out to protect and conserve it.'

Prince Charles climbed out of a van owned by the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, Melrose, as he continues his busy day of engagements

Prince Charles climbed out of a van owned by the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, Melrose, as he continues his busy day of engagements

The company, which used to be an old auction house and grocers, has since been converted into a bookshop, deli, cafe and home store where the Prince went to chat to patrons

The company, which used to be an old auction house and grocers, has since been converted into a bookshop, deli, cafe and home store where the Prince went to chat to patrons

One of the locals who had gathered on the street in anticipation of his visit to the new deli cafe handed him a pizza in a brown cardboard box and the Prince shook his hand appreciatively

One of the locals who had gathered on the street in anticipation of his visit to the new deli cafe handed him a pizza in a brown cardboard box and the Prince shook his hand appreciatively 

The Duke enthusiastically took a peek inside the box to admire the pizza although it is not known what flavour it might have been

The Duke enthusiastically took a peek inside the box to admire the pizza although it is not known what flavour it might have been

The next stop for the Prince was at Hawico, a family owned and run business that specialises in cashmere, as it hosted a reception in one of their workspaces

The next stop for the Prince was at Hawico, a family owned and run business that specialises in cashmere, as it hosted a reception in one of their workspaces

The Prince ran his hand across the sample books on display at the reception as he admired the different cuts of material

The Prince ran his hand across the sample books on display at the reception as he admired the different cuts of material

He was introduced to the Hawico chairman Jim Thomson inside the space as the pair were surrounded by materials and products that the company had helped produce

He was introduced to the Hawico chairman Jim Thomson inside the space as the pair were surrounded by materials and products that the company had helped produce 

The gathering was held to celebrate British Industry in Hawick and Prince Charles inspected all the products on offer carefully including a selection of scented candles

The gathering was held to celebrate

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