Queen's coffin in Edinburgh: LIVE updates on route, road closures, as Queen travels to Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thousands of mourners are expected to gather in Edinburgh to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth will make her final journey to Edinburgh today from Balmoral (Getty/PA)
Queen Elizabeth will make her final journey to Edinburgh today from Balmoral (Getty/PA)

The Queen’s coffin has left Balmoral and will make its way Edinburgh today (September 11) in her final journey across Scotland.

The cortege is to travel through Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, and Fife before arriving at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Mourners are expected to line the streets to pay their final respects to Her Majesty, who is due to lie in state at St Giles’ Cathedral on Monday (September 12) following a sombre procession along the Royal Mile.

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The Queen’s coffin leaves Balmoral

Her Majesty’s oak coffin has been seen for the first time as her cortege left Balmoral Castle.

It will take approximately six hours to arrive in Edinburgh.

The hearse leaves Balmoral (Pic: PA/Owen Humphreys)

Road closures in Edinburgh

There are already a number of road closures in Edinburgh, announced by the city council.

These are:

• Abbey Mount at Regent Road

• Abbeyhill at Abbey Lane

• Blackfriars Street

• Calton Road at Abbeyhill Crescent

• Calton Road at Leith Street

• Canongate at St Mary Street and Jeffrey Street

• Carrington Road at Crewe Road South

• Carrington Road at East Fettes Avenue

• Castle Terrace

• Castlehill

• Chambers Street

• East Market Street at junction with Jeffrey Street

• Fettes Avenue

• High Street at Cockburn Street

• High Street at George IV and The Mound

• Holyrood Park entrance at Meadowbank Terrace

• Johnston Terrace

• Lawnmarket

• New Street, south of the entrance to Waverley car park

• Nicolson Street (closed northbound only) at West Nicholson Street. Local access provided to Blair Street.

• Niddry street

• Old Tolboth Wynd

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• Queensferry Road

• Dean Bridge

• Queensferry Street

• Lothian Road

• Castle Terrace

• Johnston Terrace

• Lawnmarket

• High Street

• Canongate

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