THE Provost of Stirling has expressed his deep sadness at the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A book of condolences for people of Stirling to sign has also been launched on the Stirling Council website.

Stirling Provost Douglas Dodds said: “I am saddened to receive the news of Her Majesty the Queen’s death.

“On behalf of the people of Stirling I would like to extend my condolences to the members of the Royal Family and everyone who has been affected at this time of great sorrow.”

As a mark of respect, the Union flag will be flown at half-mast at Stirling Council headquarters and other civic buildings.

Books of Condolence are also available at Old Viewforth, Customer First and the Albert Halls.

If members of the public wish to lay flowers in commemoration, an area has been set aside at Stirling Council headquarters, Old Viewforth, situated close to the flag pole within the grounds.

Areas have also been set aside at the War Memorial at Corn Exchange Road as well as Ancaster Square in Callander.

All Council and Civic events and engagements are being reviewed and may be cancelled as a mark of respect. Arrangements will be confirmed in due course.

Visit to sign the online book of condolences.