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Gun salute for Queen's birthday

Stirling Castle
The 21-gun salute will be fired from Stirling Castle

A Royal salute has been fired from Stirling Castle to mark the Queen's 83rd birthday.

Students from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities Officer Training Corps (GSUOTC) performed the 21-gun salute at midday.

The troops were also inspected by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and the Deputy Commander of the Stirling-based 51 Scottish Brigade, Col Angus Taverner.

The Queen celebrates her official birthday in June.

Lt Col Stephanie Jackman, who lead the cadets during the salute, said: "It is a real honour and a privilege for them, one which they train extremely hard for.

"The gun salute is the highlight of the troop's year and they strive to deliver a thoroughly professional performance."

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