A new cancer unit at Borders General Hospital will get the royal seal of approval later today.
The Duke of Gloucester will be in Melrose to officially open the Margaret Kerr Unit which delivers care to terminally ill patients.
The first patients are now being treated at the Margaret Kerr unit in the Borders.
It is the first facility in that area which provides specialised medical care for people with long term serious illnesses.
More than £3.5 million was raised by local people and charities to build the unit, which is based at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.