The visit to the AG Barr factory in Cumbernauld is the Queen’s first official visit north of the border since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
The 95-year-old monarch, who spent most of the confinement at Windsor Castle, was joined by her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge – known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland.
Her Majesty was visiting to officially inaugurate the plant’s new processing facility.
Members of the Royal Family are holding pledges that celebrate Scottish community, innovation and history for Holyrood Week, also known as Royal Week, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, will accompany her for her engagement on Wednesday and Thursday.
This year, in accordance with government guidelines, traditional events welcoming thousands of people such as the garden party at Holyroodhouse will not take place.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Buckingham Palace highlighted the Queen’s long-standing ties to Scotland.
He said: ‘Tomorrow the Queen will arrive in Scotland for Royal Week # RoyalWeek2021, or’ Holyrood Week ‘, takes place each summer as the Queen and members of the Royal Family undertake tours across Scotland to celebrate Scottish culture, achievements and communities.
“Her Majesty is linked to Scotland by ancestry and deep affection. In addition to spending summers with her family at Balmoral Castle, the Queen has visited almost every part of Scotland, from the Outer Hebrides to Dumfries, meeting Scots from all walks of life. ”