Celebrating a national occasion

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Banchory is no stranger to dressing up the shop fronts and celebrating a national occasion, as seen right, from the coronation of King Edward VII, in 1902.

The pictures show that not only were shop fronts decorated, the flats above had also made an great effort to show support and showcase the streets in the centre of town at their very best.

Banchory’s town co-ordinator, Jan Leatham, said: “This year, we have a unique opportunity with first the St Ternan’s weekend (June 1-3), followed by the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday, June 4, then we have the additional honour of the Olympic torch being carried through the High Street a week later on Monday, June 11.

This is an excellent chance for all the Banchory traders in the High Street, Scott Skinner Square, Dee Street and Bridge Street to partipate in a once-in-a-lifetime event, by decorating their shop windows with either a red, white and blue or an Olympic theme.

“There are bound to be many photo and video opportunities over the 10-day period - so how about planning a shop window to remember - and working together for a truly memorable occasion?”

Anyone who would like any help, ideas or further information, should contact Jan Leatham at: banchory.distric@btconnect.com