Published 10 September 2022

A proclamation ceremony is due to be held in West Dunbartonshire on Sunday to declare King Charles III as monarch.

Local dignitaries including Provost Douglas McAllister, Vice Lord Lieutenant Linda Moffat and Leader of West Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Martin Rooney will be in attendance at the event at the steps of the Municipal Building in Dumbarton.

They will be joined by elected members, representatives from Police Scotland and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, as well as former Provosts and representatives from the Church.

At 1pm, Council Chief Executive Peter Hessett will read out an official proclamation statement.

The historic event is one of many planned around the country for King Charles III following his official proclamation ceremony at St James Palace in London in front of the Accession Council today.

Provost McAllister said: “We are united in our support for His Majesty King Charles III in his new position of monarch, and continue to offer our condolences to all members of the Royal Family on what is the saddest of occasions.”

Flags on Council buildings will be raised to full mast to mark the principal proclamation in London on Saturday and will be lowered to half-mast once again on Sunday following the local event.

They will remain at half-mast for the duration of the national period of mourning leading up to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II funeral.

A grass area outside the Municipal Buildings in Dumbarton has been designated for any floral tributes.