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South Ayrshire Provost Iain Campbell

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For seventy years, she has been the head of the British Royal Family and our longest serving monarch.

For seven decades she has been a steady presence and served the nation and the Commonwealth with unparalleled devotion.

Her Majesty touched the lives of so many through her royal duties and tireless charity work, we will never see her like again, she will be greatly missed.


Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council, Eileen Howat

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has deeply affected so many people across the country. The sight of thousands of families, friends and individuals gathering to pay their respects is very moving and shows just how much she was admired by people from all walks of life. Like so many, the Queen was a constant throughout my own lifetime, and it was a great honour to read the proclamation of King Charles III and wish him well in his new role.


South Ayrshire Provost Iain Campbell attended a Service of Thanksgiving this week in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday 12 September.

Provost Iain Campbell said: "I was humbled to be in attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen. 

"To see The Crown of Scotland placed on top of the Queen's coffin was extremely moving, particularly knowing that it was first presented to her at St Giles' Cathedral seven decades ago.

"It was a true honour to witness the service and a privilege to be able to pay my respects to our late monarch in person."