SCOTTISH Rugby have confirmed all domestic competitive matches this weekend have been suspended as a mark of respect after the Queen's passing.

A statement this evening confirmed matches including Scotland's Summer Test against Spain and Glasgow Warriors' clash with Ulster would be postponed.

A decision will then be made on Edinburgh's match against Treviso in Italy once "further Government guidance is known".

It comes after the Royal Family confirmed the death of Queen Elizabeth this evening.

A statement confirmed: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The Scottish Rugby statement read: "As a mark of respect, and to acknowledge the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Scottish Rugby has decided to suspend all domestic competitive matches this weekend.

"This decision also includes Scotland's Summer Test v Sapin on Sunday and the Famous Grouse Summer Pre-Season Challenge between Glasgow Warriors and ulster on Friday evening.

"A decision on Edinburgh Rugby's game in Italy against Treviso, also on Friday Evening, will be made once further Government guidance is known."