Cancelled occasions in Edinburgh: The closures and cancellations as Queen dies – from sports activities to charity occasions


Occasion organisers throughout the Edinburgh are taking to social media to announce the cancellation of dwell occasions after the Queen died yesterday, aged 96.

Under is an inventory of confirmed cancellations for this weekend, with extra anticipated to be introduced quickly.

Music occasions

A number of occasions in Edinburgh have been cancelled throughout the weekend as mark of respect following the passing of The Queen.

An announcement on FLY Open Air is anticipated quickly, with organisers of the large digital music pageant in Edinburgh metropolis centre taking to social media to say they’re at the moment in discussions with Metropolis of Edinburgh Coucil.

The occasion is because of run from September 16-18, so it might need to be known as off, as this can coincide with timelines for the position Edinburgh will play within the interval of mourning for the Queen.

Ticket holders ought to control FLY Open Air’s social media channels for updates.

Different occasions

The Edinburgh Using of the Marches, as a consequence of happen on Sunday, has been known as off.

Posting on Twitter, organisers stated: “Following the information that Her Majesty The Queen has handed away this afternoon we hereby advise that the Edinburgh Using of the Marches occasion deliberate for this Sunday eleventh September is cancelled.

“Our ideas are with His Majesty King Charles and the Royal Household at this unhappy time.”

Edinburgh charity Road Help have stated their late-night service is not going to be working on Friday or Saturday night time.

In a brief assertion, Road Help stated: “We have been deeply saddened to listen to of the loss of life of Her Majesty The Queen, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch.

“As we mourn the lack of The Queen, our Director has taken the choice to cancel supply this weekend. Our service is not going to function tonight or tomorrow night time.”

Sporting occasions

Hibs have been scheduled to face Dundee United at Tannadice within the cinch Premiership on Saturday, whereas Hearts had been as a consequence of host St Mirren on Sunday.

A press release launched by the SPFL learn: “Following conferences this morning, the Scottish FA, Scottish Skilled Soccer League, Scottish Girls’s Premier League, and Scottish Highland and Lowland Soccer Leagues have agreed that every one skilled soccer matches shall be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“This postponement may even incorporate the Girls’s Scottish Cup fixtures this weekend.”

Rod Petrie, the Scottish FA president, defined: “We spoke with our counterparts throughout the UK this morning and in discussions with our colleagues throughout the skilled recreation in Scotland it was agreed that this was the suitable step to take following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We’ll work with our golf equipment and members within the meantime to make sure acceptable steps are taken all through the interval of mourning.”

The Scottish Youth FA said final night time that it was “awaiting additional steering” and would supply an replace right this moment on kids’s and youth soccer fixtures this weekend.

The British Horseracing Authority has introduced that racing will resume on Sunday, however the fixtures scheduled for Musselburgh racecourse this weekend have been cancelled as a mark of respect as a result of because the Queen’s physique lies in relaxation in St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Invoice Farnsworth, common supervisor of Musselburgh Racecourse, stated: “Whereas protocols allow racing to renew on Sunday it will be inappropriate for us to stage our assembly because the Queen’s physique rests in close by St Giles’ Cathedral and as a mark of respect the choice was taken to desert.”

The plan for what occurs subsequent when the Queen dies, known as ‘Operation Unicorn’ when she passes in Scotland, is ready out for 9 days following the monarch’s loss of life and contains the choice to postpone sports activities fixtures.

Sports activities occasion organisers have been advised this morning that they have been underneath no obligation to take action. Official steering does, nevertheless, does suggest that sports activities our bodies take into account cancelling occasions on the day of the state funeral, more likely to be per week on Monday.

Scottish Rugby final night time introduced the “suspension of all home aggressive matches” this weekend.

That features Scotland ladies’s Check match towards Spain at DAM Well being Stadium within the Capital on Sunday.

A choice on Edinburgh Rugby’s away match towards Treviso in Italy tonight is anticipated quickly.

Native sights

Edinburgh Fortress stated it will be closed on Friday (September 9) whereas ceremonial actions are going down.

A spokesperson for the landmark wrote on social media: “Following the loss of life of HM Queen Elizabeth II Edinburgh Fortress will shut tomorrow (Friday, 9 September) whereas ceremonial actions are going down.”

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh watch the penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo in June 1988

Edinburgh Zoo shall be closed on Friday (September 9) out of respect for its Royal Patron and her household, a spokesperson stated.

It stated: “Her Majesty The Queen was an exquisite ambassador for wildlife who actually beloved animals. Our charity final welcomed her to Edinburgh Zoo in 1988 when her pleasure for creatures nice and small shone by means of to everybody current.

“We now have been honoured to have the assist of her household over time. Our ideas are with our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, and we provide our honest condolences to all of Her Majesty’s family and friends at this stated time.”

The zoo, run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, stated all prebooked guests and keeper experiences could be contacted as quickly as attainable.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith has a particular connection to the Queen, being the previous Royal Yacht of the British Monarchy.

Following her Majesty’s loss of life, the attraction – which welcomes nearly 400,000 guests a 12 months – stated it’s going to shut till the top of the interval of official Royal Morning.

A press release reads: “All at The Royal Yacht Britannia are deeply saddened by the loss of life of Her Majesty The Queen and want to pay tribute to the unfailing and excellent dedication, and repair that Her Majesty gave to our Nation.

“Please word that Britannia will now be closed till the top of the interval of official Royal Mourning. For these with pre-booked tickets, we shall be contacting you sooner or later.”

The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Backyard in Edinburgh has introduced it’s going to shut on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which has not but been introduced.

A press release from organisers stated: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. All 4 Gardens will near guests on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, as a mark of respect.”

St Giles’ Cathedral off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile shall be making preparations for the Queen to lie in state over the following few days. It has cancelled all occasions and visits till additional discover.

A press release stated: “With the entire nation, we at St Giles’ Cathedral mourn the loss of life of HM The Queen, sturdy and devoted servant to the UK and Commonwealth for therefore a few years. We ship our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Household.

“All occasions and visits have been cancelled till additional discover please contact your occasions/teams organiser for extra info.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen’s official residence in Scotland has been used as a Royal Palace for hundreds of years, together with by Mary Queen of Scots.

Nevertheless, it is going to be closed to the general public as Her Majesty is to be transported to the Palace from Balmoral.

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