A short statement by Councillor Iain Whyte as Conservative Group Leader on behalf of the Conservative Group:
The Edinburgh Council Conservative Group is united in our deep sorrow at the passing of her Majesty the Queen. When she ascended the throne in 1952, the Queen declared that her whole life, whether it be long or short, would be devoted to service. We have seen that service throughout her life both on the national stage and during her frequent visits to Edinburgh.
The Queen’s 70-year reign has been marked by duty and she has proven constant and enduring. She provided the country with a sense of permanence and stability helping so many through some difficult periods
When we think of the United Kingdom, it is impossible not to conjure up an image of her Majesty. Scotland and Edinburgh always played an important role in the Queen’s life and that of her family. We join people around the world in expressing our condolences to King Charles and the Royal Family as we join them in mourning the loss of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.