There will be significant travel disruption along the route of the Queen’s coffin on Tuesday afternoon as it is transported from St Giles’ to Edinburgh Airport.
From 1pm, numerous roads will be closed off causing “significant disruption” across the capital.
As a result, a number of schools and early years centres along the route will close early from 12pm to allow pupils and staff time to return home safely before the Police Scotland closures are in place.
A spokesperson for Edinburgh City Council said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause. However, you will appreciate these are exceptional times.”
The schools and early years centres affected are:
Early years centres
- Cammo Kindergarten
- Fox Covert Early Years Centre
- Fox Covert Kindergarten
- Lauriston Kindergarten
- Davidson’s Mains
- East Craigs
- Flora Stevenson
- Fox Covert
- St Andrew’s Fox Covert
- St Augustine’s
- St Thomas of Aquin’s
- The Royal High School
Royal Mile and Abbeyhill primary schools and Cowgate Early Years Centre are also closed on Monday and Tuesday while ceremonies take place in Edinburgh.