Beacons to celebrate 90th birthday

The Airlie Monument, on Tulloch Hill, will be the site of one of the Angus beacons.

The Airlie Monument, on Tulloch Hill, will be the site of one of the Angus beacons.

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Beacons will be lit across Angus tomorrow evening to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Eight official beacons will be lit on hilltops across the county, part of a patchwork of illumination stretching the length and breadth of the country, harking back to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 2012.

Beacons at Hayston Hill, above Glamis, Hill of Edzell and the Airlie Monument on Tulloch Hill are open event for the public to join in, and in Glenisla residents are being invited to climb Mount Blair to participate in the event there.

The principal beacon will be lit by the Queen at Windsor Castle at 7pm, which will be followed by the lighting of a number along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park and then by 1000 more throughout the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and the Commonwealth.

The Angus beacons will be the first part of the county’s contribution to the 90th birthday programme, the main focus of which will take place around the Queen’s official birthday in June.