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Issue 65 - June 2022

Platinum Jubilee Issue

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Braemar kicked off on Thursday 2 June with the lighting of a beacon on the high lying field above the village playpark. The beacon, a 12 foot high bonfire, was constructed by the Invercauld Estate maintenance team. Some 150 villagers and visitors gathered at the site where the piping of young local Calan Daniels provided a fitting welcome to everyone. At 9.45pm exactly, along with beacons throughout the country, the tribute to Her Majesty was lit. The honour was performed by Mrs Miranda McHardy, Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. The flame soon reached up to 30 feet into the air in an appropriately majestic tribute to the Queen’s 70 years on the throne and the beacon burned long into the night, aptly reflecting the endurance of her reign.

Celebrations in Braemar included a jubilee lunch party at Kindrochit Court, the opening of a special jubilee exhibition in St Margaret’s, a tree planting in the Community garden, a family ceilidh in the village hall and on Sunday 4 June, the Braemar pipers and Braemar Scout group led a procession of folk into the Games Park for the start of an outdoor party. The party was blessed by sunshine and a good time was had by all! Thank you to contributors of photos marking these events.

A knitted portrait of the Queen created by the Deeside Knitwits to mark her Platinum Jubilee

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