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21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022

"The news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen brings great sadness to many in this country and across the globe.  In 1953 she spoke of dedicating her life to serving others.  This she has done with a sense of duty and diligence that has been an example to us all.  Throughout her long reign, Her Majesty has been a symbol of stability through a time of much change.

Her contributions to her country and the Commonwealth have been many.  Her Majesty visited Historic Banffshire twice, first, in 1961 when she and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh landed at Macduff harbour and travelled along the coast stopping at many villages and towns.  In 1982 she visited the boatyard and Fishermen’s Memorial Chapel in Buckie.  Both occasions are well remembered by many who were present with an appreciation of her interest in our communities.  Her active patronage and support for numerous charities, including Cancer Research UK, RNLI and Boys Brigade, has been a great encouragement to volunteers and others.  Her Majesty actively encouraged the development of schemes to recognise the achievements of individuals, voluntary groups, businesses and others.  Through these many in our area have had their hard work and commitment recognised.


As the country continues to mourn the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we remember also her family and extend sincere condolences to them at this time of loss.  As well as looking back, we also look forward and offer support and loyalty to the King."

Andrew Simpson

Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire

9 September 2022

Books of condolence throughout Banffshire were closed at 8am on Tuesday 20th September 2022, the day following the State Funeral, and the period of National Mourning concluded on Tuesday 20th September 2022. Find out more about the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on The Royal Family website.

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