Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Queen

Free tickets available for local residents to attend event at Paisley Abbey on Saturday 1 October

Memorial service 

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Her Majesty the Queen is being held at Paisley Abbey on Saturday 1 October at 11am (doors open 10.15am).

The event is being hosted jointly by East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils and the Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire.

Council pays its respects

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September, the Council has been paying its respects.

Provost Mary Montague issued a statement and sent a letter of condolence to King Charles III expressing her sadness at the death of The Queen. 

On Friday 9 September a Union flag was flown at half-mast outside the Council's Eastwood HQ building.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence have  been set up at both our Eastwood and Barrhead offices. Provost Mary Montague was first to sign, and they were then made available for members of the public to add their messages of condolence.

Provost - book of condolence

The books remain open to the public (Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm) until Tuesday 20 September at 4.45pm.

Floral tributes

A grassed area outside Eastwood HQ has also been set aside for floral tributes to be laid.

Floral Tributes - HM The Queen


On Saturday 10 September, The Union flag, was raised to full mast to mark the Principal Proclamation of The King, which took place at St James's Palace in London. The flag was returned to half-mast on Sunday 11 September and will remain so until after the Queen's funeral on Monday 19 September.

A local Proclamation ceremony took place outside Renfrewshire House, Paisley, on Sunday 11 September.

Sean Murphy, temporary Sheriff Principal of North Strathclyde, delivered the Proclamation, with the ceremony attended by Colonel Peter McCarthy, Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, and the Provosts of Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.


Service at St Giles' Cathedral

On the afternoon of Monday 12 September, a Procession was formed on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to take the Queen's coffin to St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

The King and Members of the Royal Family led the Procession and attended a Service in St Giles' Cathedral to receive the Coffin. Provost Mary Montague attended this service to represent East Renfrewshire.

Provost at St Giles

Last modified on 24 October 2022