THE people of Glasgow today welcomed their Diamond Queen as jubilee celebrations came to the city.
Thousands of well-wishers turned out to see the Queen for a series of engagements in the west of Scotland.
With the Duke of Edinburgh by her side, the Queen made her way to Glasgow Cathedral for a special thanksgiving service.
Prince Phillip had been forced to miss a special service earlier this month at St Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the 60-year reign, but today he was at the Queen's side.
Hundreds of people lined the entrance to the cathedral and waving Union flags, as the Queen, wearing a pink hat and dress, made her way into the service.
It was attended by First Minister Alex Salmond and Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson.
Among those on hand to greet the royal couple were Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year finalist and cerebral palsy sufferer Julie McElroy.
After the service the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were due to visit George Square where crowds were gathering for a jubilee concert this afternoon. The city centre is to be transformed into a giant street party.
A George Square concert will play host to musical and family entertainment including Britain's Got Talent star, Jai McDowall.
Evening Times columnist and singer Michelle McManus will also be performing, alongside Gamu, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Hue and Cry. The city's schoolkids will get in on the act, with youngsters from St Paul's Primary singing alongside Glasgow country star Laura McGhee, and a performance by the Glasgow Youth Choir.
There will also be street theatre, clowns, balloon modellers, face painters, horse and dray rides and tribute acts. Outside the square, another set of pupils will join the celebrations by having their own performance shown on a loop from 1pm to 1.30pm on the screen above Central Station. The pupils from Pirie Park Primary, Govan, wrote a song, Celebrate, in honour of the Queen and made their own music video to accompany it.
The Royal couple were then due to visit St Margaret's Hospice in Clydebank. They were later to have lunch at Our Holy Redeemer primary school.
Their final engagement of the day is in Greenock.