Holyrood Week is coming to an end for The Queen, as she enjoyed her last day in Scotland taking a stroll alongside a duck.
Her Majesty was up bright and early on Thursday for a visit to Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh.
WATCH: Her majesty the Queen visits Gorgie City Farm and meets the many volunteers as well as Olive the notoriously grumpy duck. 👑🐥 pic.twitter.com/d3Um4j11EC
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The farm was a waste depot until the 1930s, and later a civil defence training area during the war – it has now been transformed into an outdoor resources centre, educating the public about farming & food production.
The farm grows a range of fruit and veg, and even supplies some local shops and restaurants with its produce.
As part of her visit, the 93-year-old monarch met some of the animals living on the farm which includes cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, and even bearded dragons.
But it was a duck named Olive who stole the show as she walked alongside The Queen.
Her Majesty looked delighted as the small bird waddled beside her, although there was a slight breach of royal protocol when Olive stepped in front of The Queen.
The space is home to animals including, cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, as well as bearded dragons and tortoises.
The Queen walks with Olive the duck 🦆 pic.twitter.com/pY1eRutnJZ
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Before departing the farm, Her Majesty unveiled a plaque, signed the visitors’ book and received a posy.
Gorgie City Farm is located two miles from Central Edinburgh. It was a waste depot by the Edinburgh Corporation until the 1930s, before being left derelict.
In 1977, a community group started work clearing the site. There were plans to develop the site for housing or for a school, but local people insisted green space was the priority and the City farm opened to the public in 1982. Ever since it has been a working farm, selling lambs, pork, eggs, vegetables and manure to raise some of its running costs, and visited by tens of thousands of visitors every year.