The Earl and Countess of Wessex will open a youth centre in Stornoway when they visit the Western Isles later this month.
The royal couple will be in the town on May 20 as part of a weeklong trip which also takes in Moray and Banffshire.
Prince Edward is visiting the Hebrides in his capacity as Lord High Commissioner, the Queen’s representative to the General Assembly. The position requires him to visit organisations and bodies representing different aspects of Scottish life.
During their visit to Lewis, the couple will officially open The Shed, a newly completed youth and family community centre at the rear of Martin’s Memorial Church and visit the Town Hall where they will meet participants and volunteers of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, of which The Earl is a trustee.
The earl and countess will also visit the Harris Tweed Authority and meet representatives of the Stornoway Historical Society.
The Army and Air Cadets will form a guard of honour to welcome the Royal couple to their last engagement in Stornoway at the Drill Hall where they will meet representatives of the Western Isles Guiding and Brownies, the Scouts, Beavers and Cubs, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen and the Stornoway Branch of the British Legion.
The Earl and Countess will then continue their visit to the Hebrides with an engagement in Castlebay on Barra where they will meet representatives of several local youth and community groups.