12 January 2022

Green Canopy tree planting ceremony commemorates The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Alexander Manson joined teachers and pupils to plant trees at Uryside School in Inverurie as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children's Services Committee chair Cllr Gillian Owen and the local authority's Director of Education and Children’s Services Laurence Findlay were among the dignitaries present at the planting ceremony which is part a series of events across Aberdeenshire marking this most remarkable milestone of The Queen’s reign, which began in 1952.

The Lord-Lieutenant was joined by head teacher Kim Dodd, teachers, and pupils during the tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, January 12.

Ms Dodd said: “It was a privilege to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Alexander Manson to our school. The children were really excited about this special event.

“The trees will not only act as a symbol of Her Majesty The Queen’s enduring reign but they will also be useful for outdoor learning and help the environment.”

There are several Green Canopy tree planting ceremonies taking place at schools across Aberdeenshire to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The focal point of the national celebrations will be over the Platinum Jubilee weekend with an extended Bank Holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.