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The Queen opens Scottish Parliament in new era of politics

Her Majesty the Queen has opened the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament a little more than a week after the UK voted to end its membership of the EU.

Holyrood's Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh welcomed the Queen to the chamber of the Edinburgh building.

In a short address to MSPs, Her Majesty acknowledged the difficulty of "staying calm and collected" in an "increasingly challenging world".

BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor reports on the day's events.

  • 02 Jul 2016