Ready for diamond celebration

GLAMIS Castle will be the Angus host of a gala event to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on May 20 next year.

The community venture will be supported by all seven Angus burghs and it is hoped numbers will exceed the 15,000 who arrived in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

Organised by Georgiana Osborne, Lord-Lieutenant for the county, and her deputy Robina Addison, each burgh will showcase local talent and enterprise in individual marquees set around the Glamis parklands, as well as participating in an exciting programme of performances on a central stage.

Mrs Osborne said: “Angus, Scotland’s birthplace, has a long and proud history, as well as close family associations with the Queen. Her Diamond Jubilee presents an excellent opportunity for the communities within our county to share a day celebrating, informing and entertaining.

“I’m personally very excited about the spectacle of massed pipe bands playing from the castle ramparts while over 500 highland dancers perform in front of the castle. I think it will be a memorable start to an unforgettable day.”