Dingwall to host Royal visit

HRH The Princess Royal will be in Dingwall on Thursday 5 July to carry out engagements in the Ross-shire town.

On arrival she will receive a colourful welcome as over a dozen young performers from The Michelle and Aileen Wilson Highland Dance School and a piper will be entertaining the public on Dingwall High Street from noon onwards.

The Princess Royal’s first visit of the day will be to Dingwall Town Hall where she will meet 25 young carers aged from 8-11 years old who will taking part in Zombie Apocalypse themed workshop sessions. The event, organised by the charity Connecting Carers* is aimed at building the skills and confidence of young Highland carers and giving them support to manage potential emergency situations.

During the visit HRH will meet staff from the charity to find more about the work they do across the Highlands and meet some of the Young Carer Ambassadors who are assisting. Representatives from the Highland Community Care Forum, the Highland Carer Improvement Group and Children Support Workers will also be presented.

After leaving Dingwall Town Hall, HRH will be escorted by Ross and Cromarty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Janet Bowen to the Highland Theological College UHI. As Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Island HRH will join students for a robed procession from the college to a graduation ceremony that will take place at the Free Church of Scotland on Dingwall High Street.

During the ceremony HRH will present the postgraduate and undergraduate awards. She will also present the Chancellor’s medal and the first honorary doctorate of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

At the end of the graduation ceremony the academic procession will leave the church led by the macebearer and followed by The Princess Royal, marking the end of the visit to Dingwall.

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26 Jun 2018
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