The Duke of Hamilton, visited Edinburgh Castle, today, Saturday 29th June, to officially receive the Crown of Scotland from Lord Mackay of Clashfern, before it was taken to be part of the ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of The Scottish Parliament. 

The Crown of Scotland, which dates from 1540 resides at the castle, with today being one of the few times that the crown leaves the castle, the other being for the opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Presumably it is now back under lock and key!

The Duke of Hamilton (left) with Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Commissioner of the Regalia, one of six including the First Minister, who are responsible for the Honours of Scotland which includes the crown. Neil Hanna Photography 07702 246823