Family event for Jubilee

Plans for celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Aboyne have moved forward following the formation of an informal committee to undertake the arrangements for a community event.

Mid Deeside Community Council and Mid Deeside Limited were joined by a number of Aboyne residents and representatives from the academy and primary school.

The group is proposing a family event, to be held on Aboyne Green on Sunday, June 3, with an Aboyne lunch followed by a variety of activities throughout the afternoon, including music and games.

Community council vice-chairman, Mick Mallett said: “It is good to see plans taking shape and we particularly welcome the involvement of the schools in the planning of the event.

“The celebration will be open to the whole community and will be a great opportunity for everyone to get together as a community. We are also keen to involve young people in the planning and on the day.”

Peter Argyle, chairman of Mid Deeside Ltd added: “There will be a lot of work to do to make sure that everything goes smoothly. We are looking at costs and opportunities for fundraising as we would like, if possible, to make this a free event.

“We will be putting out information to every household next month but in the meantime, we hope everyone will put the date in their diary.”

The Jubilee in Aboyne Committee is also looking at possible projects to establish a permanent memorial of the Jubilee and will be seeking the views of the community on this in coming weeks.