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Provost sends condolences on death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

On the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Provost Dennis Melloy sent condolences to the Royal Family on behalf of the people of Perth and Kinross and Perth & Kinross Council.

"The Duke of Edinburgh has always played a prominent role in the life of this nation. Scotland has always been close to his heart, no more so than here in Perth & Kinross," said Provost Melloy.

"In 2012 we had the great pleasure of welcoming The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to Perth as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, when His Royal Highness was awarded the Freedom of the City of Perth.

"The visit by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh was especially valued in the year that Perth became a city again. The excited crowds who lined the streets to greet The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh showed just how much their visit meant to so many people.

"Our heartfelt sympathy and support go out to The Queen and the Royal family at this sad time."

View the national digital book of condolence for signing.