South Ayrshire came to a standstill along with the rest of the UK on Monday morning as the country said its final goodbye to the Queen.

The funeral of Elizabeth took place at Westminster Abbey in London, at 11am, with the day declared a UK bank holiday by King Charles III.

All schools across Scotland were closed as a mark of respect. Colleges and universities also shut their doors, while most local authority nurseries were closed.

Shops, including retail outlets, and visitor attractions such as museums and libraries were not open on the bank holiday.

Some health services were affected, but NHS Scotland said previously that measures were being put in place to enable “vital” healthcare to continue.

GP surgeries were able to decide whether or not to close.

A mobile book of condolence travelled throughout South Ayrshire to allow the public to pay their respects to the Queen.

South Ayrshire residents were also invited to attend a service of reflection for the Queen in Ayr at the Auld Kirk in Ayr on Sunday.

The service was attended by Sheriff Iona McDonald OBE, the Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, as well as by South Ayrshire Provost Iain Campbell and the Queen’s Chaplain, the Reverend Ian Paterson.

Provost Iain Campbell said: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For seventy years, she has been the head of the British Royal Family and our longest serving monarch.

“For seven decades she has been a steady presence and served the nation and the Commonwealth with unparalleled devotion.

“Her Majesty touched the lives of so many through her royal duties and tireless charity work, we will never see her like again, she will be greatly missed.”