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Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Published: 21 Apr 2016 00:01

First Minister sends best wishes on behalf of people of Scotland.

The First Minister has sent Her Majesty The Queen congratulations on behalf of the people of Scotland on the occasion of Her Majesty's 90th birthday.

The First Minister also confirmed that, in line with Scottish Government flag protocols, the Royal Banner - the Lion Rampant - will be flown from the main Scottish Government building on Thursday 21 April to mark the 90th birthday.

The First Minister said:

"Many congratulations on behalf of the people of Scotland to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

"Just last year, we were fortunate enough to be able to celebrate with Her Majesty as she became the United Kingdom's longest serving monarch on the day she also opened the new Borders Railway.

"Over the course of that incredible day, it was clear the huge affection Her Majesty had for Scotland and the incredible bond she has forged with the people who live here over her many years of dedicated public service.

"Many thousands across the country will be toasting Her Majesty today as she marks this wonderful milestone and I am delighted that there will be more opportunities for people across Scotland to help her celebrate when she makes her annual visit during Royal Week."