Blantyre received a royal visitor today, as the Princess Royal officially opened the renovated David Livingstone Birthplace museum.
Arriving today, Thursday 9th February just after 11am, the Princess Royal first took a tour of the museum which her own grandmother had first opened in 1929. The rain stayed off and clouds parted offering us and other press invitees close access to take some photos. After her tour, the Princess, chatted to some of the volunteers before taking time to plant a new Rowan Tree in the Museum gardens.
Children from High Blantyre Primary and David Livingstone Primary, as well as a good crowd of onlookers were there to watch the Princess then unveil a new plaque near the World Fountain, which officially opened the renovated museum.
The Princess then got a chance to meet volunteers and members of the community before being served tea. Further photos and videos are on our Supporters Group page. Thank you to David Livingstone Birthplace for their kindness today.
David Livingstone Birthplace reopens for the season, from this Saturday.