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The Queen in Scotland: Holyrood Week 2019, in pictures

Holyrood Week is well and truly under way with the Queen carrying out a packed diary of engagements as her traditional spell in Scotland starts. From a sunny day hearing all about the enthusiasm of a new generation for the Gaelic language to celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament, the royal diary has the spirit of the country at its heart. And there’s plenty more to come. Here’s Royal Central’s round up of the best photos from Holyrood Week 2019, so far.

Friday June 28th 2019

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The Queen visited Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld as Holyrood Week got under way. Pupils there carry out their education in Gaelic and Her Majesty was given a tour of the classes as she heard about the successes the school has enjoyed including winning the Scottish Education Award for Gaelic Education.

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The traditional start of Holyrood Week came, of course, on the Friday as the Queen took part in the Ceremony of the Keys.

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This ancient tradition sees Her Majesty offered the keys of the city of Edinburgh by its Lord Provost. The Queen also inspected a guard of honour by F Company, the Scots Guards as she took up residence at Holyrood.

Saturday June 29th 2019

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The Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, visited the Scottish Parliament on June 29th to mark its twentieth anniversary.

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During their visit, the Queen addressed the parliament, saying ”‘It has been with great pleasure that over the years I have watched Scotland grow and prosper.’’

Sunday June 30th 2019

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The Queen attended service at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on Sunday.

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There were big crowds there to cheer as Holyrood Week headed towards its midway point. But there is much more to come and Royal Central will bring you all the details as they happend.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.