At the invitation of Alan Simpson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, and Stirling Provost Douglas Dodds, members of Stirling Council and the Guildry of Stirling, as well as representatives of the armed forces, community groups and local charities, congregated to commemorate the life of Her Majesty.
Gwyneth Lindley from Stirling Methodist Church, the Provost and Mr Simpson delivered readings at the service which was led by Rev d Alan F. Miller, Minister of the Church of the Holy Rude.
The other members of the participating clergy were Revd Colin C. Renwick, Moderator of the Presbytery of Stirling; Revd Dr Alasdair Black, Senior Pastor, Stirling Baptist Church; and Revd Hamish Wishart, Pastor at Cornton Baptist Church.
On leaving the church, guests were invited to make a donation to Start Up Stirling and Forth Valley Welcome, two local charities that have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Affection and gratitude
Provost Douglas Dodds said: “The service was a fitting thanksgiving celebration for our longest-reigning monarch who we will always remember with affection and gratitude.
“It was a privilege to speak about the life and legacy of her Majesty at the service on behalf of the people of Stirling and I would like to thank everyone involved in organising such a special event.”
Stirling Council has created a commemorative sheet to remember her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to honour King Charles III.
The sheet includes a selection of pictures of her Majesty in Stirling and the Accession Proclamation for King Charles III that was read out by Stirling Council Chief Executive, Carol Beattie, on King Street, 11 September 2022.
The Provost added: “The death of Queen Elizabeth II was an incredibly sad time but it was also an important historical moment, and this free commemorative print will provide the people of Stirling with a fitting tribute to her Majesty.”
The sheet can be download as PDF in both A3 and A4 formats from the Council website.