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Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Messages

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Messages

Ist June 2022

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.

I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.

ELIZABETH R.

5th June 2022

“When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.”

ELIZABETH R .

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PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LANARKSHIRE

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN LANARKSHIRE

Many events  have been taking place right across Lanarkshire to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee  . Below are photographs from a small selection of these celebrations which have involved  a lot of hard work and detailed planning and have clearly been enjoyed so much by so many people . Many Congratulations and Well Done ! Continue reading →

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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

Statement by Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire  Lady Haughey CBE

Never before has a British monarch celebrated a Platinum Jubilee , marking 70 years on the throne and the extended bank holiday from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June offers a wonderful opportunity for local communities and people in Lanarkshire to come together to celebrate this truly historic occasion . Continue reading →

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FOURTH PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

FOURTH PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION

The fourth  public speaking competition for schools in Lanarkshire, organised by the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy,   was held on 19th May 2022  at the  Motherwell Concert Hall   with the following schools taking part:

Calderside Academy

Clyde Valley High School

Cumbernauld Academy

Hamilton Grammar

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THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE VOLUNTEERING AWARD

THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE VOLUNTEERING AWARD

 A  special award has been introduced  this year in addition to The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee.  As with the Diamond Jubilee, this award will be aimed at national charities rather than the small local volunteer groups recognised by QAVS.   Some key details regarding the award are summarised below :

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APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANT

APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANT

Lady Haughey CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, was pleased to present Colonel Ted Shields MBE with his Deputy Lieutenant’s Commission at the Civic Centre in Motherwell on Friday 6 May.

 

Colonel Shields spent 36 years in the Regular Army and is now the Chief Executive of the Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, a Government agency that supports and enables some 2,500 Reservists and 4,000 Cadets across the Lowlands of Scotland, many of whom are based in Lanarkshire. He also continues to serve in the Army Reserve. Colonel Shields served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also enjoyed tours of duty in Hong Kong, Canada, Cyprus, South Africa and Jordan. He and his family have had their home in Clydesdale for 20 years.

 

Colonel Shields said, ‘It is a great honour to have been appointed to this role by Lady Haughey. I am really looking forward to assisting the Lord-Lieutenant and the Lieutenancy more generally in their duties, especially in this landmark year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.’

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