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Duke of Hamilton presented with the Scottish Crown at Edinburgh Castle

7 July 2011

First opportunity to see the ceremony of the Scottish Crown being presented to the Duke of Hamilton at Edinburgh Castle.

The Duke of Hamilton signs receipt for the Crown witnessed by each of the Commissioners.  
Duke of Hamilton signing receipt for the Crown

Historic Scotland staff line the Great Hall in Edinburgh Castle as the Duke of Hamilton carries the Crown of Scotland on the way to the opening of the Scottish Parliament

Duke of Hamilton carrying the Crown out of the Great Hall

The Duke of Hamilton leaves Edinburgh Castle with the Crown of Scotland in a Rolls Royce for the procession down the Royal Mile.

The Duke of Hamilton leaving Edinburgh Castle with the Crown of Scotland

For further information

Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866