TRAVEL disruption is expected in Edinburgh as people travel to pay their respects to the Queen.

Several roads are closed and the city council has warned of significant disruption as ceremonial events are set to take place in the Old Town area. 

Two primary schools and an Early Years Centre in that part of the city have been closed on Monday. 

The Queen’s coffin will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral later in the day, followed by a procession of royal family members led by King Charles III.

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A congregation drawn from all areas of Scottish society will attend a service of thanksgiving for her life at the cathedral and members of the public will be able to view the coffin. 

Edinburgh City Council leader Cammy Day told BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland the city was expecting large crowds. 

He said: “We’re expecting tens of thousands of people to be up and down the High Street as Her Majesty comes up to St Giles’ and then onwards from there tomorrow. 

“Our advice to people is to get to the city centre as quickly and early as you can – use public transport because the city has diversions or road closures.”

The public ceremony announcing King Charles III as the new monarch took place in the capital on Sunday. 

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Two arrests were made in connection with a breach of the peace. 

The city council said that work is ongoing with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland to manage any congested areas, with significant number of stewards drafted in alongside police officers to help keep the public safe. 

Traffic Scotland urged people to leave extra time for any journeys they may be making. 

It tweeted: “Consider taking public transport or Park & Ride options, as there will be several road closures in the centre of Edinburgh.”