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MASSIVE SECURITY AS SCOTLAND PREPARES A ROYAL WELCOME: TIMETABLE OF EVENTS.

9.00am - Royal Mile performers arrive at their designated locations to set up their acts.

9.15am - Scottish Youth Theatre begins its Pre1707 performance in Parliament Square .

10.00am - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Parliament Square West to be greeted by Edinburgh Lord Provost Lesley Hinds and First Minister Jack McConnell.

10.22am - Caledon begins entertaining the awaiting crowds around Holyrood from the stage.

10.30am - Presiding Officer George Reid escorts the Queen and the Deputy Presiding Officers escort the Duke of Edinburgh to Parliament Hall.

11.01am - An RAF flypast marks the start of the Riding as it proceeds down the Royal Mile.

11.30am - The Presiding Officer, the Deputy Presiding Officers and the First Minister fall in between the Lowland Band and the Riding.

12.00pm - The Presiding Officer escorts the Queen through the Garden Lobby to Members' Offices.

12.00pm - A programme of events begins outside Our Dynamic Earth to entertain crowds.

12.20pm - The Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform Fanfare For The Common Man as the Mace Bearer brings the mace into the Parliament Chamber, followed by the Queen and other dignitaries for the 20-minute ceremonial opening.

2.00pm - The Queen leaves Edinburgh.

2.30pm - Scottish Fiddle Orchestra performs in the Main Hall with Katie Targett Adams in the Garden Lobby. Then Kevin McLeod and Freeland Barbour perform in Main Hall.

5.03pm - Te Pooka gives a pyrotechnics performance on the water feature outside the public entrance at Holyrood.
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