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Princess Anne opens D&G hospital and Kirkcudbright Gallery

Princess Anne is visiting Dumfries Photo: ITV Border

HRH Princess Anne is to carry out the official opening of a new multi-million pound hospital in southern Scotland.

The Princess Royal is visiting the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

She is meeting NHS staff, touring the new facilities and unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the hospital.

A ceremony will be held at the Garroch roundabout site which replaced the old facility on the town's Bankend Road.

Work started on the new hospital in June 2015 and was completed in 2017.

Following the event at the hospital, the Princess will also officially open the new art gallery in Kirkcudbright.

The facility opened its doors to the public in early June.