A Life of Service

By bellmannews / September 8, 2022

THE passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is a time of sadness and reflection.

A message from the Provost of Aberdeenshire

Provost of Aberdeenshire, Judy Whyte, said: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“The nation has lost its greatest ambassador. Throughout her reign she was an impeccable servant to the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.

“She held Aberdeenshire very dear to her heart, and it is that relationship which will be remembered most fondly. It is fitting that she spent her final days on the Balmoral Estate, somewhere which was so special to her.

“Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.”

Tribute by Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Sandy Mason

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Sandy Manson, Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, issued the following statement:

“We are so saddened by the news from Buckingham Palace and we all mourn the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen was a constant support and inspiration in all our lives. In Aberdeenshire, we had a particularly close and enduring connection with the Queen and Balmoral was a treasured place for Her Majesty.

“The Queen was loved and admired throughout Aberdeenshire and none more so than by the communities of Deeside where she was their neighbour. We are glad that this was a place that she could come and relax with her family and friends and the people of Aberdeenshire.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family as we reflect on a long life of service and dedication to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”

Floral tributes

Stonehaven residents wishing to leave a floral tribute for Her Majesty, should do so at the grass area in front of Viewmount, Arduthie Road.

Feature image courtesy of Andy Hall