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Published On: Tue, Jul 1st, 2014 at 8:47am

It’s Holyrood Week 2014

One of the cars leaves Holyrood Palace

This week is traditionally the week that HM the Queen takes up residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where she accepts the keys from the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson in the Ceremony of the Keys.

Here are some of the city’s councillors forming a line up to greet her at Holyrood yesterday.


Her Majesty then proceeds to have a garden party to which the great and the good are invited. Of course in this digital age there is a YouTube video showing you what to expect if you are invited. What you should never expect is good weather as traditionally it rains, but today when the garden party takes place the weather forecast looks very promising. Just remember to avoid the area if you are driving….

Police Scotland advise:-

“From 1pm until 7pm, Holyrood park and the surrounding roads will be very busy, especially at 6pm and we would strongly advise that you look for alternative routes away from this area.

If attending, parking is via the Meadowbank stadium side of the park or Holyrood road with correct pass.”

If you’re invited then do tweet us some photos of yourselves in all your finery!  @EdinReporter


edyglassie caught the guard of honour on video yesterday morning at Holyrood.


Always seem to end up being at the location the Queen is visiting! The guards exiting Holyrood Palace.


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Photo © Thomas Haywood

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Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter.
Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work.
A keen iPhoneographer!

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