The Prince of Wales has visited a cancer support charity as it celebrates its 30th year.

Charles, who has the title Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, met volunteers, staff and patients at Clan Cancer Support in Aberdeen.

He was greeted by Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam and Aberdeen City Council chief executive Valerie Watts as he arrived at the centre in Westburn Road.

The charity offers free comfort, support and information to anyone affected by cancer. It moved to the new site in November 2011. Set up in 1983, it celebrated 30 years on September 25.

Charles met volunteers at the centre's drop-in area and chatted with Clan Cancer's hairdresser before touring the library.

He was shown the children and families' department by chief executive Debbie Thomson and met service users.

Charles, who wore a kilt of Stewart Hunting Ancient tartan, spoke with patients receiving complementary therapies and observed a relaxation session.

He also toured the adjacent Clan Haven accommodation for patients and their families who travel from outside Aberdeen for appointments and treatments in the city's hospitals.

He later unveiled a plaque to mark his visit.

Unveiling the plaque, Charles said: "I'm thrilled to be able to come here today and see this absolutely remarkable place for the first time, but also to help celebrate the 30th anniversary.

"I was pretty thrilled to talk to someone who founded CLAN all those years ago and who is here today. I just wanted to say if it wasn't for the marvellous people who have the foresight and determination to get somewhere like this off the ground, I don't know where we would be.

"It's been a great pleasure for me to meet all the wonderful volunteers, or at least some of the 400 you are lucky enough to have, who I know do such a remarkable job.

"I have nothing but the greatest admiration for all those who play such an important part in delivering these vital services."