Cllr John Cowe, said:
“It is with great sadness that Moray Council learnt of the death Her Majesty The Queen.
“With her husband, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty was a regular visitor to Moray, and many residents hold fond and lifelong memories of these Royal visits to the region.
“As a mark of respect, flags will be flown at half-mast at key buildings across Moray, and books of condolence will open from 9am on Friday 9 September.”
Official books will be available to sign at:
Elgin: St Giles Church, High Street
Buckie: North Church, Cluny Square
Aberlour: St Margaret’s Church
Lossiemouth: St Gerardine’s High Church
Keith: St Rufus Church, Church Road
Forres: St Laurence Church. High Street
There is also an online e-Book of Condolence open to the public on the Buckingham Palace website at www.royal.uk.
Lord-Lieutenant of Moray, Major General Seymour Monro, has issued a separate statement.