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Angus Council Media Release – Movement of Royal Cortege

PLEASE NOTE THAT TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE

The Route

People are being invited to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen as the Royal cortege passes through Angus tomorrow (Sunday 11 September). The cortege is scheduled to make its way from Balmoral to Edinburgh, then onwards to London for the state funeral.

The cortege leaves Balmoral just after 10:00am and will travel down the A90 arriving at the Angus boundary shortly after 12pm. It will continue along the A90, leaving the trunk road at the junction at St. Anne’s, going onwards to Brechin Castle.

It will pause there for a private stop approximately 45 minutes before leaving Brechin Castle to re-joining the A90 southbound at St Anne’s junction, onwards towards Dundee.

Civic dignitaries from across Tayside and Fife will pay their own respects from a dais in Dundee just prior to the cortege leaving the city. You can find details of the cortege’s passage through Dundee on its website via this link: www.dundeecity.gov.uk.

Road closures

All junctions, entrances and egresses will be closed along the A935 (Brechin to Montrose road) for the 2.25km distance from the junction to the Brechin Castle entrance for the duration of the presence of the cortege.

There will be additional rolling road closures along the route. Other roads in the area maybe significantly affected as large numbers of people may gather. There may be additional road closures made at the discretion of Police Scotland. Please note that before and after the movement of the cortege, the route remains open and fully operational. For up-to-the-minute traffic information visit www.trafficscotland.org.

Be Safe

Those wishing to attend the Dundee event or view The Queen’s Cortege along the route are being urged to do so safely, plan ahead and allow extra time, taking account of local and city centre road closures, weather conditions, limited facilities and the likelihood of spending many hours at the roadside. Please consider the safety of your chosen viewing point for you and for others around you. You must keep off the carriageway at all times.

Parking

If you are intending to view The Queen’s Cortege, please park only in existing parking areas where it is safe to do so, and to respect the needs of residents and businesses to access their premises. Do not leave your vehicle at the side of the road as this poses a risk to public safety.

Significant numbers of stewards and volunteers are being drafted in, alongside police officers, to help keep the public safe. The stewards will provide advice on routes from car parks, identified crossing points and safe viewing areas. Please try to share lifts with friends, family and neighbours wherever possible to reduce traffic and parking issues. There will be additional public parking provided on the Brechin Show Field.

Floral Tributes

Mourners are respectfully asked not to throw flowers onto the carriageway. Any that are thrown will be removed immediately after the cortege has passed for safety reason. Please use instead the designated floral tribute areas across the Angus burgh towns:

Arbroath – Arbroath Library

Brechin – Centre of St. Ninians Square or Mechanics Institute

Carnoustie – War Memorial, High Street

Forfar – Outside Municipal Buildings (at front), Forfar

Kirriemuir – The Square – around Peter Pan

Montrose – Hope Paton War Memorial (changed from outside Town House)

Monifieth – Monifieth War Memorial

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