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Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen pictured at her visit to the Kelpies in July 2017.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has died at the age of 96.

Commenting on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Provost Robert Bissett said:

"It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

I offer my heartfelt sympathies to the Royal Family at this very difficult time and on behalf of everyone in our local communities.

Her duty and service to this country and Commonwealth has been outstanding. Her tireless work across the globe brought calm, dignity, and warmth to every location she visited and inspired so many.

Her Majesty The Queen has ruled for longer than any other monarch in our history and has given so much of her life to help others. Her legacy will be remembered for many, many years to come."

Book of condolence

A close up of someone writing in the book of condolence in Callendar House


People wishing to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen can share their memories and thoughts in a book of condolence at Callendar House. The book, which is located in the Drawing Room, can be signed between 10am and 5pm each day. The book will be closed for signing at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September and thereafter placed in the Council archives in line with the national guidance.

An online book of condolence has been opened by The Royal Family.

Floral tributes

Those wishing to leave a floral tribute are invited to do so by the steps on the grass area that is directly in front of the main entrance to Callendar House.

Guidance for mourning and other information

Scottish Government has published guidance for mourning on its website. It also gives advice on travelling to Royal residences.

Proclamation of Accession

Falkirk Council’s chief executive Kenneth Lawrie reads the Proclamation for King Charles III at Callendar House, Falkirk. 


A short Proclamation of Accession was read out by Falkirk Council's Chief Executive Kenneth Lawrie (pictured centre) today (Sunday 11 September) at 1pm outside the main entrance to Callendar House.

The local proclamation was made following national proclamations elsewhere in the country and announced the name of the new Monarch.

The public were invited to attend the brief ceremony. 

Live screening of HM The Queen’s Funeral 



The Hippodrome, Bo’ness will be screening the live broadcast of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday 19 September between 10am and 5pm.

Seats will be free of charge and our retail offering will be limited to complimentary bottled water during the broadcast, with no other snacks or drinks available for purchase.

No other film screenings will be shown on this day.

You can reserve your free ticket by calling 01324 506850 (lines open 9am-5pm, on Saturday).

We will also accept walk-ups on Monday, subject to available seating.

National moment of reflection

A national moment of reflection will take place on Sunday 18 September at 8pm. More information can be found on the Government's website.

In addition, a service of reflection is being organised by Scottish Canals. It will be held at the Kelpies on Sunday, 18 September, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. 
Please keep checking back for any further information.