Yesterday the Duke of Gloucester officially opened the Corn Exchange with an invited audience  of representatives from  partner and funding organisations, local Councillors and supporters of the scheme . The event went very well and the Duke was able to visit the museum and Dalkeith History Society members were on hand to show him around and answer the questions he had on aspects of the collection that interested him.The Duke praised Melville Housing Association for having the foresight and courage to tackle the project , demonstrating how an historic building at risk can be brought back from the brink to create a new use for the benefit of the town and the local community.

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