Schools, shops and visitor attractions across Fife will close on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
The day has been declared as a bank holiday and will mark the last day of the mourning period, with employers encouraged to give staff the day off.
The Old Course in St Andrews, National Trust properties, libraries and family fun parks are among the businesses closing out of respect on Monday.
Bin collections will not go ahead and some health services may also be impacted.
It has already been announced that all schools and nurseries will close.
A number of national retailers, including supermarkets will also be shut.
Here’s a list of all the closures and changes you can expect in Fife.
- GP surgeries, dental practices and optometry practices will be closed.
- Elective surgery and outpatient appointments will continue, where possible.
- Many community pharmacies will be closed. Six will remain open, you can find their opening times here.
- Those with an appointment for a flu or Covid vaccination can reschedule if they wish by calling national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013.
- Vaccinations will go ahead as planned at Marks and Spencer, Kirkcaldy and Randolph Wemyss Hospital. However, Appointments for Parkgate Community Centre will move to the Bruce Suite at Queen Margaret Hospital.
So far, the following Fife businesses have announced they will close:
- St Andrews Aquarium
- Scotland’s Secret Bunker
- Culross Palace
- Kellie Castle
- Falkland Palace
- St Andrews Castle
- Fife Zoo
- Muddy Boots, near Cupar
- R&A World Golf Museum, St Andrews
- All St Andrews Links golf courses and clubhouses, including the Old Course – anyone with a booking will be contacted
- Blacketyside Farm Shop and Tearoom, near Leven.
- Fife Ice Arena
- All Fife Council offices
- Bin collections will not go ahead on Monday. Plans are under way to deal with any backlog but those that are not picked up will be emptied on their next collection date.
- Recycling centres.
- Scheduled gas servicing appointments will be rearranged
- Meals on wheels and social care WILL operate as normal
- Funeral services WILL go ahead
Community centres and leisure services
- All 14 leisure centres and swimming pools run by Fife Sport and Leisure Trust will close.
- Libraries, theatres and museums. Anyone with tickets to see the Jack Vettriano exhibition in Kirkcaldy will be given new dates.
- Stagecoach will run a Sunday service and timetables will be updated
- Moffat and Williamson – non-school day service
- Bay Travel – non-school day service
The following national chains have closed their stores and branches:
- Tesco: Larger stores closed but convenience stores and petrol stations open from 5pm. Online orders cancelled.
- Asda: Stores closed until 5pm and online deliveries cancelled.
- Sainsbury’s: Larger stores closed but convenience stores and petrol stations open from 5pm.
- Morrisons: Stores closed but petrol stations open from 5pm.
- Co-op: Stores closed until 5pm.
- French Connection
- WH Smith
- McDonald’s (until 5pm)