A royal occasion as Princess Anne touches base with charity at new £850,000 centre

Service user Alison Hendry shows Princess Anne a picture of them meeting 20 years ago.
Service user Alison Hendry shows Princess Anne a picture of them meeting 20 years ago.

Sense Scotland invited its patron Princess Anne to perform the official opening of the new TouchBase Lanarkshire.

The charity helps people with communication support needs arising from a range of disabilities including deafblindness, sensory impairments, learning disabilities and autism.

The centre in Hamilton has undergone a £850,000 refurbishment and boasts a wide array of new start-of-the-art facilities.

This includes a sensory room, music room, art room, a new activity wing with sunken trampoline, a dedicated event space, meeting rooms and offices.

The Princess Royal toured the new facility meeting with families and then joined Sense Scotland chairman Roy Cox to unveil a plaque.