Official Moray books of condolence for Her Majesty The Queen to be opened

Lord-Lieutenants of Moray and Banffshire, Major General Seymour Monro and Andrew Simpson, will open the official books of condolence for Her Majesty The Queen on Friday 9 September 2022 at 9am.

Deputy Lord-Lieutenants will open books across Moray at the same time. Official books will be open from 9am-6pm tomorrow (9 September) and 8am-8pm thereafter, until the day of Her Majesty’s state funeral.

Official books will be available to sign at:

Elgin: St Giles Church, High Street

Buckie: North Church, Cluny Square

Aberlour: Aberlour Parish 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

Anyone wishing to leave floral tributes to Her Majesty in Moray are invited to do so only at the designated floral tribute gardens listed below:

Elgin: St Giles Church, High Street

Buckie: War memorial, Cluny Square

Forres: St Laurence Church, High Street

Keith: St Rufus Church, Church Road

Lossiemouth: St Gerardine High Church

Aberlour: War memorial garden next to Aberlour Parish Church

Please note floral tributes will be tidied to keep them respectful throughout the national period of mourning. This may result in the removal of tributes where necessary.

All floral tributes will be gathered and composted for use as fertiliser for a potential future tree planting memorial to Her Majesty. Any tributes left outwith the official sites will not be recycled or maintained, please avoid leaving anything other than flowers.

All wrapping and packaging from floral tributes should be removed before being placed in designated areas to ensure tributes can be recycled. Additional bins will be placed on-site to facilitate this.

Any cards left with floral tributes will be sent to Buckingham Palace in due course.

Please note queuing to sign books and lay flowers may be required during busy periods. Limited parking is available, including disabled parking, at some sites.

Any media wishing to attend the opening of the official books of condolence are asked to confirm by emailing as soon as possible.

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office