William and Kate brew whisky during tour of Scotland

Hundreds of excited locals greeted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their tour of the Strathearn area of Scotland - which is near St Andrews where the pair first met as students.

William and Kate, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn north of the border, began their day with a visit to Strathearn Community Campus in Crieff, where they met representatives of local volunteer groups.

Hundreds of excited locals and schoolchildren waved Saltires and Union flags to greet the royal couple. Credit: PA

The royal couple got a taste of Scotland's national drink and were given the chance to bottle their own Glenturret malt during a tour of the country's oldest distillery, near Crieff in Perthshire.

The Duchess wore a coral and red striped coat by Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders and a dress by Goat which she topped off with a celtic brooch she recieved as a wedding gift.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try some whisky during a tour of The Famous Grouse Distillery in Crieff, Scotland. Credit: PA

This trip is the couple's first joint engagement since returning from a tour of Australia and New Zealand last month, and on this occasion their young son Prince George did not join them.