Her Majesty the Queen has been laid to rest

Worship service today at Westminster Abbey.

The state funeral to celebrate the life of Her Majesty The Queen will conclude the 10-day national mourning of Scotland’s longest-serving monarch.

After a period of state guns at Westminster Hall, the Queen’s coffin is transferred to Westminster Abbey on the Royal Navy’s State Gun Carriage. The procession is led by representatives of the armed forces, including the massed fifes and drums of the Scottish and Irish regiments.

Scottish figures, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will attend the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey.

People across Scotland are expected to take advantage of the special bank holiday to pay their respects. The service is shown in cinemas in Edinburgh, Bo’ness and Peterhead, among others, and is shown on a big screen in Holyrood Park in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Her Majesty the Queen will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle tonight.

The First Minister said:

“The state funeral for Her Majesty will be one of the most significant occasions in recent history, with people watching and paying their respects from all over the world. She has been the great constant and it is an honor to represent Scotland at the service.

“The Queen’s funeral gives us an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past 10 days which have paid a sincere, solemn and fitting tribute to our longest reigning monarch.

“We knew how important Scotland was to the Queen and in recent days we have been reminded of how much Her Majesty meant to the people of Scotland.

“I am sure that the ceremonial events in Edinburgh will long remain in our national memory and today we will all bid a final and poignant farewell to a deeply respected and loved monarch.”

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The funeral service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Bank holiday guidelines for Her Majesty The Queen’s state funeral have been issued by the Scottish Government.

Current traffic information can be found on the Transport Scotland and Traffic Scotland websites.

Details of the public broadcast at Holyrood Park are available on the City of Edinburgh Council website.

During last week’s ceremonial program of events, around 33,000 people passed by Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin, which rests in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral, to pay their respects.

An online condolence book is available.

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