THE National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has confirmed it will close all its sites on Monday - including The Battle of Bannockburn centre - for the Queen's funeral.

The charity - which runs the visitor centre and battle experience near Stirling - has said it will shut all its buildings and gardens as Scotland mourns the death of the late monarch.

Alongside Bannockburn, the organisation manages sites such as the Dunmore Pineapple, Kellie Castle in Anstruther, and the National Museum of Rural Life in South Lanarkshire.

NTS has said its countryside places will remain open.

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In a statement, the NTS said: "On Monday, September 19, all our buildings and gardens will be closed for Her Majesty The Queen's funeral.

"Our countryside places will remain open.

"We appreciate your understanding."

A book of condolences has been made public at Haddo House in Ellon, Crathes Castle in Banchory and Falkland Place in Falkland.

Anyone wishing to contribute can do so without an admission ticket. 

Historic Scotland has also confirmed its venues will shut for the funeral service.

The organisation - part of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) - runs the likes of Edinburgh Castle, Dunfermline Abbey and Glasgow Cathedral. 

Anyone with pre-booked tickets for Monday will be automatically refunded, HES said.