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Falkirk’s schools and early years establishments will be closed on Monday 19 September, allowing pupils and staff to observe a national day of mourning.

It follows an announcement by His Majesty King Charles III, who declared a public holiday for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Normal operations for all facilities and services will resume on Tuesday 20 September.

Council services

Plans are being made for only essential Council services to operate on that day.

Burial places and the Crematorium will remain open and planned services will go ahead.

Arrangements have been put in place for waste collections.

Sports and leisure

All sport, leisure and culture facilities will be closed, as will community halls and centres, to allow staff to observe the day of national mourning. 

Book of condolence

Callendar House will remain open until 5pm on Monday 19 September to allow local people to pay their respects in the book of condolence.