Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit the Borders today, Thursday 15 September, meeting residents and staff of Waverley Care Home, pupils from Galashiels Academy, local carers and veterans.
The Princess Royal is President of the Carers Trust and is known for her work supporting vital care charities and for her many military connections.
After meeting care home residents inside, Her Royal Highness will meet a group of senior Galashiels Academy pupils and Headteacher Kevin Ryalls outside, followed by a group of home care and care home staff. Finally she will have the opportunity to meet a group of local veterans, led by Councillor John Greenwell, Scottish Borders Council’s Champion for the Armed Forces and Veterans.
Convener, Councillor Watson McAteer
“It is always a great honour for the area to host members of the Royal Family and given the recent passing of Her Majesty The Queen this will be a particularly poignant event.”