As part of St Ternan’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend, on Monday, June 4, Banchory folk will have the opportunity to participate in a national celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
During the day, jubilee teas will be served in the Guide Lodge from 10am to 4pm, accompanied by a showing of the Scolty Tower Restoration DVD.
In the evening, a parade, including members of the British Legion, Rotary, Round Table, Lions, Scouts, Army and Air Force cadets will process along the High Street to Bellfield Park, starting at 7.30pm.
There will then be a variety of entertainments in the park, including music provided by live local bands and musicians and a parade drill display.
A barbecue is being provided by Rotary and people are invited to take along their picnic chairs and rugs for a summer evening celebration in anticipation of the lighting of the Banchory Beacon.
Just before 9pm 60 young people, including the Scouts will line the route to accompany a flame up to the tower at the top of Scolty Hill, where the Beacon will be lit at 10.26pm, it should be visible from the Park.
Everyone who would like to mark the occasion is encouraged to go along and participate in this community event to celebrate and enjoy a night to remember!
* The 10th annual St Ternan Fair is being held on June 2, 3 and 4, in a joint celebration with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
There will be (on the Saturday), entertainment in Scott Skinner Square (including the Banchory Singers), the Banchory Lions St Ternan Book Fair in the town hall, storytelling in the library, children’s activities in the museum, a tea dance in the town hall, and (on the Sunday in Bellfield Park), the North East of Scotland Ferret Racing Championships, SSPCA Companion Dog Show, Food in the Park at the Guide Lodge in aid of Christian Aid, local traders and vendors, charity stalls, the Rhynie Wifies, the Banchory Birl, street football and Praise in the Park.