Princess Anne has arrived at the the University of Cumbria to celebrate it's tenth anniversary. Her Royal Highness will officially open the university's new STEM teaching facility:
The royal tour then heads into the Borders, where the princess will open a biomass glasshouse in Hawick and a textile factory in Selkirk.
Princess Anne officially opened the Annandale Distillery in Dumfries and Galloway today.
The old distillery has had a multi-million-pound facelift, and it's hoped it'll become a major tourist attraction.
Princess Anne will officially open the Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre this morning.
It's been closed for around 90 years, but is now producing single malt scotch whisky once again.
Princess Anne will then head to the International Sheepdog Trials near Moffat in the afternoon.
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".