With less than three  weeks until the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend of 2nd to 5th June many events are being planned right across Lanarkshire to mark this historic occasion.


To date we have seen excellent involvement in the Queen’s Green Canopy with the recent completion of the Platinum Jubilee Wood at Dechmont, a real highlight.


Work is also under way to organise a community event around the lighting of the Lanarkshire Beacon on Thursday, 2nd June at Strathclyde Country Park where the North Lanarkshire Schools Pipe Band will play Official Diu Regnare and the South Lanarkshire School Choir will sing A Song for the Commonwealth . This follows a long tradition of lighting beacons to celebrate jubilees and it is expected that  there will be more than 1500 burning throughout the nation and UK overseas territories.


It is also  fantastic to see organisations from so many towns and villages arranging tea parties, barbeques, fun days  and garden parties to celebrate Her Majesty‘s historic Platinum Jubilee.


All organisations are encouraged  to register their event on the official Platinum Jubilee Website which can be found at : .Doing so will illustrate how so many communities have embraced this unique occasion here in Lanarkshire .

Posted by Gavin Whitefield