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.”