A Royal Visit
We were delighted to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to Mackintosh at the Willow this morning, to mark our official opening and to celebrate the completion of the restoration work along with other invited guests and supporters and craftsmen and women involved in the restoration. The Royal couple toured our new Exhibition centre due to open to the public tomorrow 08th September and the fully restored historic Tea Rooms. HRH Prince Charles was asked to put in place a final wood carving in the baldacchino centrepiece in the Front Saloon of the ground floor of the Tea Rooms as the final piece to mark the completion of the restoration project. Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise and The Willow Tea Rooms Trust, the charity responsible for the restoration of the Tea Rooms and the team behind Mackintosh at the Willow, have formed a partnership with Dumfries House and The Princes Foundation to deliver work experience, to develop hospitality skills and training and employment opportunities for young people.