Her Majesty The Queen

Local Proclamation of the new Monarch – Sunday 11 September 2022

King Charles III was formally proclaimed monarch during an Accession Council ceremony at St James’s Palace on Saturday 10 September.

The first reading of the local Proclamation of the new Monarch took place at an event in Motherwell on Sunday 11 September. It was read by Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, Aisha Anwar, to the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Susan Lady Haughey CBE, and follows regional public proclamations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Continue reading →

Posted by Site Admin in Her Majesty The Queen, News

Books of Condolence

Books of Condolence are now open for members of the public to leave messages of sympathy following the death of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Continue reading →

Posted by Site Admin in Her Majesty The Queen, News

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Susan Lady Haughey CBE said: 

“On behalf of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy I offer my sincere condolences to all members of Her Majesty The Queen’s family following her very sad passing on Thursday 8 September 2022.

“As the longest lived and reigned British monarch, Her Majesty has been a constant throughout all our lives, providing exceptional leadership and support through difficult and challenging times as well as celebrating and encouraging the many successes and achievements of this country and the commonwealth that she served with such commitment and dedication over her reign of 70 years.

“Throughout this time, even into her nineties, she continued to undertake an extensive programme of engagements, was patron to over 600 charities and recognised through honours, awards, receptions and garden parties, the contribution and achievements of individuals and organisations. Her Majesty gave an amazing life of public service and was much loved and respected right across the globe as a consequence.

“Here in Lanarkshire thousands of people will have fond memories of Her Majesty’s visits to our county over the years, from her visit to Hamilton Park Racecourse in 1947 as Princess Elizabeth along with her husband to be, the then Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, King George V and Princess Margaret Rose to coming to see the World Heritage Site at New Lanark in 2000.

“I was very honoured to have met Her Majesty on a number of occasions and I will certainly treasure these memories for the rest of my days. On all of these occasions and indeed throughout her long reign her sense of duty and devotion to public service has been inspirational and a source of immense pride.

“As we mourn her loss as our Queen, it is remembering how acutely that will impact on all her family and our thoughts and sympathies are very much with them in the difficult days that lie ahead.”


The Provost of North Lanarkshire, Councillor Kenneth Duffy said:

“It is with great sadness that I extend my deepest condolences on behalf of the residents of North Lanarkshire to the family of Her Majesty The Queen following her death on Thursday 8 September 2022.

“Earlier this year we celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of her service on the throne. Her reign over the decades has seen great change and progress and has witnessed times of great difficulty and sadness, as well as those filled with joyous celebration.

“Her unequivocal strength and stoicism in times of need, and leadership through more difficult times, have always been welcomed. Yet throughout, the response from the public and communities has always been welcoming, particularly here in North Lanarkshire.

“There has always been a long-standing relationship between North Lanarkshire and Her Majesty and she visited here often. From her childhood visits to Dalzell House in Motherwell, and a whistlestop tour of Lanarkshire in 1953, to her most recent visit in 2019 to Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld, she was always greeted with warmth and affection. She responded with generosity, sincerity and great kindness to anyone she met.

“Her passing affects us all. Our thoughts, prayers and love remain with Her Majesty’s family at this time of great sadness.”


South Lanarkshire Provost Margaret Cooper said:

“On behalf of the people of South Lanarkshire, I would like to send my deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family following the news that HM The Queen has passed away.

“This is a sad day for everyone across the country, and indeed the world, and I am sure we will all want to take a quiet moment and reflect on the incredible life of our longest serving Monarch.

“She has been by the country’s side through some of our brightest and darkest days, and always did so with a dedication and love for her people.

“Although this is of course a very sad day, it should also be a day for reflection and admiration for someone who was so loved by so many.”

Posted by Site Admin in Her Majesty The Queen, News