South Scotland

In pictures: Royal visit to Dumfries and Galloway

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Image caption The royal visitors enjoyed a game of bowls during their time in Garlieston

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay have been on a visit to sites across southern Scotland.

The royal couple stopped off in Garlieston - the village where Mulberry harbours were tested in the run up to D-Day.

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They also officially opened a visitor centre at Bladnoch whisky distillery - the most southerly in Scotland.

The duchess then visited Moat Brae in Dumfries, recently opened as a national centre for children's literature.

Duchess Image copyright Lenny Warren
Image caption The couple stopped off at three different locations in Dumfries and Galloway during their visit
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Image caption A chance to sample the whisky at Bladnoch was also on offer
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Kids Image copyright Lenny Warren
Image caption Large crowds gathered outside the distillery to see the royal visitors
Whisky distillery Image copyright Lenny Warren
Image caption Charles took a close interest in the distilling process
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Image caption Children also turned out in Garlieston for a chance to meet the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay
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Whisky sampling Image copyright Lenny Warren
Image caption The Bladnoch site is Scotland's most southerly whisky distillery
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Image caption A visit to a local pub - and a pint - was also part of the tour of southern Scotland
Moat Brae Image copyright David Cheskin
Image caption Moat Brae opened earlier this year as a centre for children's literature

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