Books of condolences are available across East Ayrshire for those to be able to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II after her passing yesterday.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona Sara McDonald OBE and Provost Jim Todd signed the condolence book in memory of Her Majesty The Queen at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock this morning.

READ MORE: Tributes paid at Dumfries House following The Queen's death

Condolence books are now open to the public at the Dick Institute and Cumnock Town Hall, with books also being available to sign at the council's mobile library vans.

An online book of condolence is also available at

Anyone wishing to lay floral tributes can do so at Holehouse Memorial Garden (Holehouse Road, Kilmarnock) and outside Cumnock Town Hall.

WATCH: Footage of The Queen's visit to Dumfries House

The Union Flag is currently flying at half-mast at London Road headquarters and at Cumnock Town Hall.

The flags will be raised to full height between 11am on Saturday until 1pm on Sunday during the official Proclamation period, and will revert to half-mast thereafter for the remaining period of mourning.​

The official proclamation of the New Sovereign will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 1:30pm at Dick Institute, Kilmarnock.

Condolence book opening times:

Dick Institute and Cumnock Town Hall:

9am – 7pm from Friday, September 9 every day until the day after the funeral.

Mobile libraries:  

Monday, September 12

  • Lugar 9.30–10am
  • Cronberry 10.20–10.40am
  • Logan 11.10am–12.10pm
  • Skares 12.30–12.50pm
  • Sorn 2.10-3pm
  • Galston 3.20-4pm

Tuesday, September 13

  • Netherthird 10-11am
  • Wyndford, Stair 11.30-11.40am
  • Trabboch Mains 12noon-12.20pm
  • Quilkieston Farm 1.45-2pm
  • Hamilton Avenue, Mauchline 2.10-2.25pm
  • Gilbert Burns Place, Mauchline 2.40-3pm
  • Blair Road, Hurlford 3.30-4.45pm

Wednesday, September 14

  • Sinclairston 9.45-10am
  • Hayhill 10.05-10.20am
  • Drongan 10.30-11.00am
  • Area Centre, Dalmellington 11.30am-1.30pm
  • Bellsbank 1.45-2.30pm
  • Whitehill Avenue, Patna 2.45-3.45pm

Thursday, September 15

  • Rankinston 10.15-11am
  • Whitehill Avenue, Patna 11.20am-12.20pm
  • Barbieston Road, Dalrymple 1.15-1.45pm
  • Hollybush 1.55-2.15pm
  • Main Street, Ochiltree 3-4pm

 Friday, September 16

  • The Square, Catrine 9.45-10.10am
  • Games Hall, Catrine 10.15-10.40am
  • Furnace Road, Muirkirk 11.30am-12.15pm
  • Pagan Walk, Muirkirk 1-2pm