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The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC)

The Queen’s Green Canopy  (QGC) is a unique, UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, by inviting people to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.” Continue reading →

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ARMED FORCES DAY 2021

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community : from currently serving troops to Service families , veterans and cadets .

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June and this year it will be on Saturday 26th June .The celebrations began on Monday 21st June when the Armed Forces Day flag was  raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country . Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Lady Haughey CBE was present at  the flag raising ceremony hosted by Provost Jean Jones of North Lanarkshire Council at the Council Headquarters in Motherwell on Monday with attendance limited due to Covid restrictions . A similar flag raising ceremony was  also organised by  South Lanarkshire Council .

There are many ways for people , communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved in this year’s Armed Forces Day and  more details  can be found at :

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk  – Get Involved

 

 

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His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: 10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

Statement from Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Lady Haughey CBE:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and on behalf of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy I offer my sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all her family at this difficult time.

“Prince Philip’s commitment to public service throughout his life has been exceptional. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme he established in 1956 has over the ensuing years given millions of young people worldwide the best possible start in life , building confidence, resilience and embracing the importance of team working, essential skills significantly improving their chances of moving forward in education and getting a job. Outcomes from the scheme have been inspirational reflecting the Duke’s drive and determination to make a positive difference to the lives of so many people in this project and in the many others he has lead and supported with such distinction.

“As we mourn his loss we also celebrate the life of the longest serving royal consort in British history, having only retired from official engagements just over three years ago at the age of 96.”

Provost of North Lanarkshire, Jean Jones:

“On behalf of the residents of North Lanarkshire, I send my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip bore his recent illness with courage and determination and his passing marks a sad day for people across the country.”

South Lanarkshire Provost Ian McAllan:

“On behalf of the people of South Lanarkshire, I would like to send my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family, following the sad news that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away.
“It is a sad day for everyone in our country and I would ask people to quietly reflect on the life of someone who has been such an integral part of the Royal Family for decades.
“His legacy will live on, not least through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme which has given countless young people fantastic opportunities for more than 60 years.”

A Book of Condolence is available online at the Royal Household website: www.royal.uk for people to pay their respects.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, no physical Books of Condolence will be available.

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75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY – 15TH AUGUST 2020

Her Majesty the Queen has issued the following message on the 75th anniversary of VJ Day

“Today we mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which brought victory for the Allies and finally marked the end of the Second World War. Continue reading →

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