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Leave your tributes to her Majesty the Queen

Provost Anthea Dickson has led the local tributes to her Majesty the Queen, who passed away yesterday at the age of 96.

Provost Dickson, accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona Sara McDonald, and North Ayrshire Council Chief Executive Craig Hatton, signed North Ayrshire’s Book of Condolence.

Members of the public are invited to add their name and messages.

Provost Dickson said: “The Queen led a full and remarkable life and the outpouring of grief around the world shows the high regard in which she was held.

“I know many people locally will be feeling a deep sense of sadness and loss today – after all, the Queen has been there throughout all our lives. This is a small opportunity to signify their thanks for her years of service and we invite everyone in North Ayrshire to add their name to show their gratitude and support.”

Books of Condolence are available to sign in a number of towns across North Ayrshire. You can add your name and message during opening hours at one of the following locations:

  • Cunninghame House, Irvine
  • Stevenston Library
  • Kilwinning Library
  • Kilbirnie Library
  • Largs Library
  • Brodick Library
  • Millport Library

From Monday, September 12, we are planning to open Books of Condolence at:

  • Ardrossan Library
  • Beith Library
  • Dalry Library
  • Dreghorn Library
  • Fairlie Library
  • Saltcoats Library
  • Skelmorlie Library
  • West Kilbride Library

The opening hours of our libraries can be found here on the Find A Library webpage.

The Books of Condolence will remain open for signing during building opening hours until 5pm on Tuesday, September 20.
Some people may wish to leave floral tributes and this can be done outside the locations where the Books of Condolence are situated.

Those who wish to add their name to the tribute but are unable to make it to any of the locations can sign the official Book of Condolence online, which is available at:

On Sunday – which is Proclamation Day – a public proclamation of the new Sovereign will be read out, first at St James’s Palace and then at other locations. In North Ayrshire, the proclamation will be delivered by the Chief Executive, accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran. It is expected this will be delivered at 1.30pm at Irvine Townhouse.

While flags are currently set at half-mast, they will be raised to full-mast for 24 hours on Proclamation Day.

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