We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the afternoon of Thursday 8th September 2022. The Queen dedicated her life to serving the British people and was a strong supporter of charities and volunteering in Scotland. It is the end of an era and marks the passing of time in a period of significant change and uncertainty.
Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant and Provost Richard Callander, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and the UK Government’s Prime Minister Liz Truss all paid tribute to The Queen yesterday. Books of condolence will be open on Friday 9 September from 10am at venues across Midlothian. There will also be the opportunity to leave flowers in some locations. You can find full details of this on Midlothian Council’s website.
We are awaiting information about what will happen next and will circulate a further update to the third sector in Midlothian once guidance is issued.