Edward in Scotland: Youth Club opening, visits Sport Scotland & Kilmarnock Music Theatre

The Earl of Wessex today visited the Scottish capital on what has been a busy few days. The visit included reopening Fet-Lor Youth Club, Sport Scotland’s centre in Inverclyde and the Centrestage Music Theatre in Kilmarnock.


The first stop was the new Fet-Lor Youth Club in north Edinburgh, a youth club for some of the most deprived young people in the area. Prince Edward officially opened the new state of the art building for the club and met a number of Duke of Edinburgh award winners who regularly visit the club.

Edward will take over the award when his father passes away, and then becomes The Duke of Edinburgh himself after the accession of his brother Charles.

The Earl then headed west, to the Sport Scotland-funded National Sports Training Centre in Largs, Inverclyde. This is the first royal visit to the newly opened sports centre, which has specialised equipment to support both able-bodied and para-athletes from across Scotland.

Edward met numerous athletes who frequent the centre, including award-winning wheelchair athletes, young judo competitors, and gymnasts, all hoping to make it to the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.


Children had made a selection of artwork depicting Edward, Sophie, Louise and James!

Prince Edward then visited the Centrestage Music Theatre in Kilmarnock, a theatre and performing arts centre that aims to bring together people from across local society.

The Earl made a surprise appearance on stage during a rehearsal of a play, standing in the background as actors and singers sang.

Prince Edward at Centrestage Music Theatre in Kilmarnock (Royal Family)

Also at the royal visit was the ‘Gie it Laldy’ dementia singing group – just one of the many community groups run at Centrestage Kilmarnock.

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