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In pictures: The Queen's visits to Scotland

The Queen is celebrating her official birthday on Saturday, 13 June.

A Trooping the Colour ceremony and parade traditionally mark the day with honours given out in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

These pictures recall the Queen's visits to Scotland over the years.

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Image caption The Queen visits Rothes Colliery, near Kirkcaldy, in September 1954. Photo courtesy of The Scotsman Publications Ltd/www.scran.ac.uk
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Image caption First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets the Queen.
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Image caption Glasgow Lord Provost Mrs Jean Roberto with the Queen in June 1957. Photo courtesy of The Scotsman Publications Ltd/www.scran.ac.uk
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Image caption Prince Charles on his 4th birthday with Princess Anne and the Queen at Balmoral Castle in 1952.
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Image caption The Queen attends the first official state opening of the Scottish Parliament, in nearly 300 years, on 1 July 1999. The Duke of Hamilton carries the Scottish Crown as then First Minister Donald Dewar looks on.
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Image caption The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh tour Meadowbank Stadium in 1977.
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Image caption The Queen dances an eightsome reel at the Royal Company of Archers' Ball, in Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms, in June 1966. Photo courtesy of The Scotsman Publications Ltd/www.scran.ac.uk
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Image caption The Queen with accordionist Sir Jimmy Shand in 1998.
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Image caption The Queen inspects the 2nd battalion in Glasgow during her coronation tour of Scotland in 1953.
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Image caption A pony tries to eat the Queen's flowers at Trefoil centre, Gogarbank, in July 1981.
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Image caption The Queen and Prince Philip attend a Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at Glasgow Cathedral on 4 July 2012.

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