Monday, October 31, 2016

Stirling Castle In The News With A Royal Visitor

If you are a regular reader of this perimeter security blog, then you will already know that here at Advanced Perimeter Systems Limited we all share a passion for our homebase of Stirling. With a colourful and unique history and some wonderful surrounding landscape, there is something for everyone here. Two of our previous posts about Stirling feature some interesting detail if you want to read them:
Perimeter Security People With A Passion
Security For William Wallace

It is not every day that our beloved city features in the news headlines but this last week saw one such day. HRH Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge) visited Stirling and, in particular, Stirling Castle.

Here is Stirling Castle photographed by one of our staff on their way to work last winter

Stirling Castle near Head Office of perimeter security manufacturer

The purpose of Prince William's visit was to launch the Thin Red Line Appeal to raise funds for the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum as it faces an insecure future. It is hoped that the Museum's target of £4 million can be reached by 2019 in order to fund its redevelopment.

The Museum is located at Stirling Castle, hence why the Prince flew in there by helicopter to meet a variety of local people including schoolchildren and various dignitaries.

The Prince was clearly delighted to have been made patron of the Appeal and you can read more about his involvement on the Royal website here.

Not far from Stirling Castle across the River Forth and within sight of our own Head Office stands the Wallace Monument which was built as a memorial to William Wallace. Anyone who visits Stirling usually makes time to see the Monument. Prince William proved no exception!

helicopter flies past Stirling Castle
Photos courtesy Daily Mail - full article here

Even though he did not have time in his schedule to see the moument on foot, the helicopter carrying him back home after his visit to the Castle made a point of flying right past it. Undoubtedly, the Prince enjoyed his 'bird's eye' view :)

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