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Aberdeenshire Council offers a transport link to Balmoral Castle

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For those wishing to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen at Balmoral following her death, Park and Ride facilities will operate from Ballater and Braemar from 10am to 7pm daily for those wishing to leave floral tributes and pay their respects at the gates of the Balmoral Castle.

Access to the castle gates by road is not permitted, but parking spaces for disabled cars will be provided in the Crathie Bridge coach park.

Only floral tributes will be permitted – no other items such as candles, stuffed animals or photographs should be brought.

The Ballater Park and Ride will operate from Monaltrie Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Braemar Park and Ride will start and end next to Braemar Castle from 10:00am to 7:00pm daily.

Many have already gone to the entrance of the castle to pay their respects. Photo: Lewis McBlane

Aberdeenshire Council also directed people to the online condolence book on the Royal Family’s website.

While people will be able to visit Balmoral to pay their respects to the Queen using a park and ride service set up by the council, other local sites are also accepting floral tributes –

Banff: Deveron Community Center, Bellevue Rd.

Fraserburgh: Fraserburgh Community Centre, Maconochie Place.

Peterhead: Buchan House, St. Peter’s Street.

Mintlaw: Coach House Visitor Centre, Aden National Park.

Ellon: Elon Regional Office, Neil Ross Square.

Turriff: Towie House.

Inverurie: Inverurie War Memorial.

Westhill: Denman Park.

Stonehaven: Viewmount, Arduthie Rd.

Stonehaven: Stonehaven Leisure Centre.

Alford: Community Garden, Alford Community Campus.

Banchory: George V Park.

Banchory: War Memorial.

Huntly: War Memorial.

Ballater: Parish Church of Glen Muick.

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