Royal visitor to officially ring the changes at Moray College

Alexander Graham Bell Centre

Moray is to host a royal visit today when the Princess Royal arrives in Elgin to formally open the award-winning Alexander Graham Bell Centre at Moray College.

The digital health centre was created to help in the development of communication and technologies that would help improve health around the world – it is then apt that the new building should be named after the inventor of the telephone, who once studied in Elgin.

HRH The Princess Royal will be joined by the Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands in performing the formal opening of the building at 1pm today.

“Despite its size, it is no exaggeration to state that Moray aspires to lead the way in the UK in the development of digital health technologies,” Anne Lindsay, acting principal at Moray College UHI said ahead of the opening.

She added: “We are delighted the Princess Royal will be opening our new centre and that it will bear the name of the man who pioneered modern communication.”

The centre has already proven to be a fantastic addition to the local community having been used for a number of events. It is the first rural centre for digital health, representing a unique collaboration between key partners NHS Grampian, Moray College and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Earlier this month the new building was honoured at the Scottish Design Awards when it received recognition in the Education Building or Project category.

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