Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral to be screened live in Holyrood Park

The royal cypher on a black background with the text 'Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022' below.

The funeral service for Her Majesty The Queen will be broadcast live on a big screen in Holyrood Park in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The ceremony, which is taking place at Westminster Abbey in London, is scheduled to begin at 11:00am on Monday 19 September.

The City of Edinburgh Council is inviting residents and visitors to attend and pay their final respects to Her Majesty. Entry is free and un-ticketed.

The screening will be of the BBC’s full coverage from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Lord Lieutenant Robert Aldridge will be representing the City of Edinburgh at the state funeral.

Council Leader Cammy Day said:

This screening represents an opportunity for us all to come together and pay our final respects to The Queen. We all share in the nation’s, and indeed the world’s, grief at the loss of our longest serving monarch. As Her Majesty’s funeral takes place in London, we’re proud to be joining in with screenings and services in towns and cities across the United Kingdom.

I can think of no more fitting venue for Monday’s screening – in The Queen’s own park on the doorstep of her beloved Palace of Holyroodhouse – and I hope people of all ages will take this opportunity to say their final farewell to Her Majesty.

Here in Edinburgh, we can take immense pride in the role our city played in the ceremonial events to mark The Queen’s passing and I want to thank the many Council colleagues, partners and volunteers, who each played such a big part in delivering them so gracefully and flawlessly. And to the people of Edinburgh for turning out in their thousands to pay their respects.

I have no doubt these past few days will be remembered for how brightly Scotland’s capital shone as an example of respect, pride, and professionalism to the world.

The screening will take place outdoors, so we are advising those wishing to attend to plan ahead, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water. Toilet facilities will be available however there will be no seats, so we advise bringing blankets or chairs. Extra litter bins will be in place and BBQs will not be permitted.  

Please note that Queen’s Drive will be closed to general traffic. Disabled parking will be available in Broad Pavement car park on a first come, first served basis.

The travelling public should follow Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams to stay informed about their services on the day of the funeral.

Published: September 15th 2022