In Numbers: Royal Train trips to Scotland fell to one last year

Journeys have fallen from six in 2016/17

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 11th October 2020, 9:42 am
Prince Charles arriving at Edinburgh Waverley on one of the 2015 trips. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Prince Charles arriving at Edinburgh Waverley on one of the 2015 trips. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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2019/20

7-8 April: Prince of Wales, Kemble-Carlisle .

Visit to Pirelli Tyres, museum in Windermere, Langdale and Ambleside mountain rescue team, University of Cumbria and Hawkshead Relish Company.

Cost £20,822

27-28 June: The Queen, London-Croy-Edinburgh

For Royal Week at Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and visit to Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld.

Cost £22,696

20 February: Prince of Wales, Euston-Severn Tunnel Junction

Visit to Caf train factory, Aston Martin, British Airways and a Marie Curie hospice.

Cost £19,737

2018/19

Five trips, including one in Scotland: Aberdeen-London

2017/18

Ten, including three in Scotland: Ayr-London (twice) and Ayr-Manchester

2016/17

14, including six in Scotland: Windsor-Perth, London-Edinburgh, Aberdeen-London, London-Ayr, Ayr-London, Edinburgh-Peterborough

2015/16

13, including five in Scotland: Windsor-Edinburgh, Aberdeen-London, Ayr-Yorkshire-Aberdeen, Ayr-Buxton, Ayr-King's Lynn

2014/15

13, including four in Scotland: London-Glasgow, Ayr-London, London-Elgin, Ayr-Peterborough

2013/14

Nine, none of them in Scotland

Source: Sovereign Grant Report

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