At a glance
- All Glasgow schools and nurseries to close for Queen’s funeral
- ScotRail issues train warning as mourners head to Edinburgh to see Queen’s coffin
- Two Glasgow supermarket retailers to close stores for Queen’s funeral
Schools and nurseries across Glasgow will be closed on Monday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The council confirmed the closures. The authority would continue to provide other ‘essential services, keeping our city mobile, clean and safe’.
Thousands of people have been heading to Edinburgh to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral last week. Trains have been running overnight to give the public the chance to see the coffin, before it flies down to London later this afternoon. ScotRail is warning that people might find that trains to Edinburgh are ‘extremely busy’.
Two major supermarket chains will shut all their stores for the Queen’s funeral. Sainsbury’s and Aldi have become the latest retailers to keep stores closed on Monday, September 19, which will be a bank holiday as the late monarch’s funeral takes place. Bosses have said they will keep convenience shops and petrol filling stations open during the evening.