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Flag flying guidance for the period of mourning following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
All flags (other than the Royal Banner of Scotland if it is flying from St Andrew’s House) will be flown at half-mast from all Scottish Government buildings, from the day of death until 0800 hours on the day following The Queen’s State Funeral.
However, flags will be flown at full-mast from the time the Principal Proclamation is read from Friary Court, St James’s Palace at 1100 hours on Saturday, 10 Septemberuntil 1300 hours on Sunday, 11 September. This is to ensure that all flags are flown at full-mast when the Proclamation is read to the people of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Flags will be flown at half-mast on all other occasions.
Any Corporate flags should be removed at this time and replaced with a saltire if one is available. This should then be half-masted or full-masted as per the instructions above.
Protocol and Honours Team, Scottish Government will issue flag flying guidance to all Scottish Government buildings.
Flags will return to Full-mast at 0800 hours on the day following The Queen’s State Funeral.
Half-masting of flags
When flags are flown at half-mast, they are flown two-thirds of the way up the flagpole, with at least the height of the flag between the top of the flag and the top of the flagpole.