Princess Anne has visited a whisky distillery as part of her official tour of Cumbria.
Founder and managing director of The Lakes Distillery, Paul Currie, welcomed her Royal Highness Princess Anne to the distillery’s picturesque setting overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake today before inviting her to tour the £7m development.
Princess Anne visited the stillroom where The Lakes Vodka, Gin and Single Malt is produced, as well as the Bistro at the Lakes Distillery before unveiling a plaque in the courtyard to mark its official opening.
Following the official opening, The Princess Royal added:
As part of her tour of Cumbria HRH The Princess Royal has arrived at the Save The Children Shop in Carlisle.
Following her visit to Save The Children this morning, Princess Anne greeted people from the Carlisle Citizens Advice Bureau.
Glasses will be raised to a royal visitor in Cumbria today as the Princess Royal officially opens the Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite. It's England's largest whisky distillery.
Princess Anne will also visit the Save the Children shop in Carlisle and call into CN Group in Carlisle to mark 200 years of the Cumberland News
A pipe band entertains the crowds as they prepare to welcome the Princess Royal to Dumfries.
Princess Anne is visiting the town to unveil a sculpture of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.
A sculpture of the famous Scots poet Robert Burns is being unveiled by Princess Anne in Dumfries.
The sculpture, which features some of Burns' most famous poems, including Tam O' Shanter and "To a mouse", is commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Local artist David Gulland designed the sculpture, which was then created from Dumfries sandstone by stonemason David Little.
The centre piece focuses on the Dumfriesshire landscape, with a gently flowing stream and a number of sheep- referring to Burns' well known song "Ca the yowes to the knowes".
The Princess Royal is visiting Dumfries today to unveil a sculpture of poet Robert Burns.
"Robert Burns' Rock" was gifted by The People's Project to the people of Dumfries and Galloway to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The sculpture, which sits opposite the statue of Burns' wife Jean Armour near to St. Michael Street, has been created from Dumfries sandstone by David Little.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will represent the Queen at a Thanksgiving Service to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee at Melrose Parish church on Tuesday 11 September. Afterwards she will attend a reception hosted by Scottish Borders Council.
Princess Anne will meet with representatives of local voluntary organisations and present British Empire Medals to two new Lord-Lieutenants who represent the crown in every county in the UK.