Stone of Scone leaves Scotland for coronation

STORY: Also known as the Stone of Destiny and regarded as a sacred, historic symbol of Scotland's monarchy and nationhood, it is being moved from its permanent home at Edinburgh Castle for the first time in more than 25 years, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said.

It was removed from the castle on Thursday (April 27) in a ceremonial procession involving Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf, in his role as the Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland.

The stone's origins are unknown, but it was believed to have been used in the inauguration of Scottish kings as far back as the early 9th century.