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Stirling mourns Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.

The loss has been felt across the world and tributes have been paid.

In Stirling, flowers have been laid in commemoration at the Council headquarters and the War Memorial at Corn Exchange Road.

The Union flag is being flown at half-mast at Stirling Council headquarters and other civic buildings.

Stirling Council has opened an online Book of Condolence and physical ones at Old Viewforth, Customer First and the Albert Halls.

A crowd of hundreds gathered to witness the Accession Proclamation of King Charles III. Image Credit: Stirling Council

All Council events and engagements have been reviewed, with many cancelled or postponed as a mark of respect.

This includes the Open Streets festival that was due to take place this past weekend, Shapes at the Jail and other local events.

Stirling Provost, Douglas Dodds has expressed his deep sadness, saying: “I am saddened to receive the news of Her Majesty the Queen’s death. On behalf of the people of Stirling I would like to extend my condolences to the members of the Royal Family and everyone who has been affected at this time of great sorrow.”

Stirling’s Accession Proclamation of King Charles III on King Street. Image Credit: Stirling Council

Stirling’s Accession Proclamation of King Charles III was made by Provost Douglas Dodds on Sunday, September 11 on King Street.

He was joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, Alan Simpson, Stirling Council Chief Executive, Carol Beattie, and Stirling Council Leader, Councillor Chris Kane.

Featured Image Credit: Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

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