Princess Anne made a flying visit to Denny today - literally!
The Princess Royal arrived at Strathcarron Hospice by helicopter and landed in the grounds at the rear of the building before being escorted to the entrance by James Parker, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, and hospice chief executive Irene McKie.
To the skirl of the pipes and drums of Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band who played High Road to Gairloch and Brown Hair Maiden, she was greeted by a crowd of over 300 who had waited in the mid-morning sunshine to welcome their VIP guest who was suitably dressed for the summer weather in a lightweight Kingfisher blue skirt and blouse, sky blue jacket and black leather heels with matching handbag.
Her Royal Highness also wore the Strathcarron Hospice 25th anniversary brooch on her lapel and completed her outfit with Oakley London Olympic 2012 sunglasses.
After a two hour private tour of the hospice, where she met residents and enjoyed a light lunch with staff and management, she emerged at just after noon to more cheers and then spent time chatting with delighted volunteers and fundraisers before heading for her next engagement.