The city of Aberdeen is preparing to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a number of events planned to allow residents and visitors to the city the chance to take part in the historic celebrations.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons - Thursday 2 June 2022
2pm - the official proclamation will be read at the Mercat Cross, Castlegate.
Featuring a local lone piper and invited dignitaries, as the 2,022 beacons are lit across the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, St Margaret's School for Girls will perform ‘A Song for the Commonwealth – A Life Lived with Grace’ as a unique musical tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.
Official Beacon Lighting ceremony, outside Marischal College, Broad Street, from 9.30pm:
9.35pm - Lone Piper will play “Diu Regnare”
9.40pm - Trumpeter will play 'Majesty'
9.45pm - Beacon Lighting by Lord Provost of Aberdeen, HM Lord-Lieutenant
St. Margaret's School for Girls Choir – 'A life lived with grace a song to the commonwealth'
The Queen's Jubilee Family Picnic - Sunday 5 June 2022
11.30am - 2.30pm, Duthie Park - FREE
The focal point of the extended national jubilee weekend will be on Sunday 5th June when a Queen’s Jubilee Family Picnic will be held at Duthie Park from 11.30am – 2.30pm which will be hosted by Aberdeen’s Lord Provost.
The fun-filled event will feature live music from the Bon Accord Silver band performed in the bandstand along with performances from Newtonhill Pipe Band. Adventure Aberdeen will have canoes out on the boating pond and the Play Forum, Wheelie Fun and Aberdeen Sports Village will be offering a range of sporting activities for all the family.
The Park Rangers will have both long and short course orienteering maps available for families to try out and there will be face painting by Kidsize and Prince and Princess walkabouts from Love Rara.
The public are being asked to bring their own picnics; however, the Duthie Park Café will be open and can provide take-away afternoon teas as well as other food and beverages.
Limited parking is available in the area surrounding Duthie Park, and with large crowds expected, the public are being asked to consider using public transport or walking to the event where possible.