The Passing Cortège

By bellmannews / September 13, 2022
view of the hearse carrying the late Queen's coffin and following cortege

THE passing of the late Queen’s coffin cortège on Sunday will be a shared memory and tribute for many people in Stonehaven.

Jim Stephen, chairman of Stonehaven Town Partnership, took drone footage of the swift moment now set to that most beautiful pipe tune, Highland Cathedral. Please use the link to view the footage.

Meanwhile the feature photograph above was taken by Marka Rifat who joined those paying their respects.

She said: ”’People, from pensioners to parents carrying babies, thronged the bridge near the Aberdeenshire Council dépôt to watch for the cortège and many others lined the roadside, including a very gifted piper – he’s on the right – to pay our respects. Everyone appreciated the bridge road being closed to traffic so that we would be completely safe”