Deputy First Minister observes National Moment of Reflection

One-minute silence observed across the country.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has marked the National Moment of Reflection mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Mr Swinney led a moment of reflection outside the Scottish Government’s St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh, alongside other Scottish Ministers. They reflected on Her Majesty’s life and legacy during a one-minute silence.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said:

“The National Moment of Reflection has been a dignified way for many of us to pay our respects to The Queen, whether in our own homes or at public events, by observing a minute silence.

“In reflecting on Her Majesty’s life and legacy, many of us have considered her long and valued service to the nation and the respect and admiration she had for the people of Scotland. These feelings were reciprocated, and will remain long after we pay our final respects to The Queen as part of tomorrow’s State Funeral.”


The First Minister travelled to London earlier on Sunday ahead of The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen on Monday tomorrow, and has observed the National Moment of Reflection there.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney was joined by Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Ben Macpherson, Minister for Social Security and Local Government, Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Transport and Lesley Fraser, Director General Corporate.


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