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Provost pays tribute to lifetime of service

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September 2022

A statement from the Provost of Clackmannanshire, following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Provost Donald Balsillie said: “I am saddened at the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch in British history and the second-longest serving sovereign monarch in history having been on the throne for 70 years. She has been a constant presence in my life and in so many of our lives.

“Many local people will recall Her Majesty’s visit to Clackmannanshire in 1997, when she re-opened the restored Alloa Tower and visited Alva, and some will have fond memories of her visit in 1963.

“On behalf of the Council and all our residents we send our thoughts and prayers to all members of the Royal Family."

The Council’s Chief Executive Nikki Bridle added: “As we reflect upon Her Majesty’s lifetime of dedicated service, I think she will be remembered for her enormous sense of duty and commitment to public service.”

Flags at Council buildings are flying at half mast. Books of condolence are available for the public to sign at Alloa Town Hall and Ben Cleuch Centre in Tillicoultry. The books will be available today (Friday) from 2.30pm – 6pm and then from 9am – 6pm daily over the weekend and next week.

Floral tributes may be laid at Parliament Walk in Alloa and at Alloa Town Hall. Staff will direct people to the areas that have been set aside for the floral tributes. Local people may wish to make a donation to one of Her Majesty’s many patronages, which would be a valuable way of commemorating her remarkable legacy. A list of Her Majesty’s patronages and how the public can donate can be found on the Royal website.

An online book of condolence is available from The Royal website