EVENTS are to take place across Scotland to mark the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

First Minister Humza Yousaf, the Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain and the permanent secretary John-Paul Marks will all attend the event at Westminster Abbey.

In Scotland, there will be gun salutes at Edinburgh and Stirling Castles while big screens at locations including Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh and Glasgow Cathedral will stream the ceremony live.

Yousaf said: “I will attend the coronation ceremony as First Minister, on behalf of the Scottish people – and many people across the country will also take part in the celebrations by watching the ceremony on big screens, hosting street parties or taking part in charity or volunteering.

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“I look forward to participating in the ceremony when His Majesty is presented with the Honours of Scotland at a service at St Giles’ Cathedral later this year.

“The King’s longstanding connection to Scotland is well known – through his patronage of many Scottish charities and institutions, including the Prince’s foundation.”

Details of the service at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh are yet to be released although it will take place later this year.

Yousaf continued: “Queen Camilla has also built strong ties with communities over many years, including through her role as Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen.

“I know many people in Scotland will want to send their best wishes to King Charles III and Queen Camilla on this historic occasion.”

The Royal Standard will fly over St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh for the coronation weekend.

Yousaf has already said he will take an oath of allegiance to Charles if he is required to do so in his “duty as First Minister”.

He said although his republican views are well known, he would take an oath as he is there “for the people of Scotland”.