HRH The Princess Royal has marked the 10th anniversary of county charity Leuchie House after a special visit to the facility.

The Princess arrived in North Berwick by helicopter yesterday afternoon before being driven to the facility to meet staff, guests and visitors.

Leuchie House is Scotland's national respite centre, offering short stays for people living with neurological conditions such as stroke or multiple sclerosis.

The visit was a year in the making, as Leuchie House celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2021, but Covid-19 put a stop to her attendance.

However, on the charity's 11th anniversary, the Princess honoured her intended visit, touring the facilities, giving a speech and unveiling a plaque in commemoration of the charity's anniversary.

Princess Anne was shown round the site by CEO Mark Bevan, introduced to guests that used the facilities and shown the innovative technologies that the charity has adapted to improve the quality of life of those living with neurological conditions.

She was also introduced to members of staff including Emma Jenson, a registered manager who had worked with the charity for 15 years, presenting her with an outstanding service award.

Before leaving, she was then presented with a bottle of whisky and a bag containing other gifts.

After the tour, she was joined by invited guests that included charity patron Gavin Hastings and East Lothian MSP Paul McLennan before giving a speech about her dedication to respite, sharing her joy at the charity's achievements over the last 10 years.