Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire statement on death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Renfrewshire's Provost Lorraine Cameron said: "On behalf of the people of Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire Council, I wish to express our sincerest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the entire Royal Family following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

"The Duke of Edinburgh has shown tremendous devotion throughout the reign of The Queen, supporting her on charitable engagements including several visits to Renfrewshire, which are still remembered fondly by the public who had the opportunity to greet them. Many people will also have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, completing amazing adventures and gaining new skills and confidence.

"Flags will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect and we will share further details of opportunities to commemorate The Duke of Edinburgh in the coming days."

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: "Renfrewshire's Provost has extended her condolences to The Queen and I too would like to convey my condolences. The Duke of Edinburgh as a husband, father and grandfather will be sadly missed by his family. 

"Many young people, including those from Renfrewshire, have participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and throughout his life, The Duke of Edinburgh showed great commitment in everything he did."

Flags will be flown at half-mast at Renfrewshire House, Paisley, Renfrew Town Hall and Houstoun Square, Johnstone.

The Royal Family has asked people to consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving flowers in memory of the duke, and an online book of condolence has been launched on the official royal website for those who wish to send messages.

Published on 9 April 2021.