Fife is paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen following the sad announcement of her death.

Provost of Fife Jim Leishman said: “I know all Fifers will join me in sending our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all members of the royal family at this sad time.

“Our Queen has had an extraordinary reign and Scotland has always had a special place in her heart. She paid many visits to our Kingdom of Fife over the years, including to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing in 2017.

“Her legacy lives on as she will in the hearts of all of us.”

Robert W Balfour, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Fife said: "It was with great sadness that I have learned of the death of our late Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. On behalf of all the people of Fife, I have conveyed our sincere condolences to His Majesty The King. Her Majesty The Queen was held in high regard and was loved and admired by many Fifers.

"Her Majesty was greatly respected in the United Kingdom and throughout the world for her lifetime of dedication and service to our nation and to the Commonwealth. I recall the many times she visited Fife, most recently in 2017 when she opened the new Queensferry Crossing and in 2018 when she presented new colours to The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at Leuchars.

"It has been my great privilege to serve as The Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant of Fife and I look forward to supporting the work of our new King who has already demonstrated his commitment to the development of a modern monarchy for our changing times."

Flags will be flown at half-mast on all Council buildings from the period of notification until after the funeral.

Anyone wishing to leave floral tributes is asked to do so at their nearest local war memorial.

Further details will be announced by the Royal Household in due course.

Books of condolence will be available for the public to sign as early as is possible at the following venues:

  • Cowdenbeath – Brunton House
  • Dunfermline - City Chambers
  • Inverkeithing – Civic Centre
  • Glenrothes - Fife House
  • Kirkcaldy – Town House
  • Leven – Local Office
  • Methil - Local Office
  • Cupar – County Buildings
  • St Andrews – Local Office
  • Anstruther – Local Office
  • Messages of condolence will be collated and sent to Buckingham Palace.