09 June 2022

Platinum Jubilee celebrated at Garden Party

Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Steve Mackison was among the guests of honour at a garden party marking Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Provost of Aberdeenshire Judy Whyte and Cllr Gillian Owen, chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee, were amongst the dignitaries present at Uryside School for the commemorative event on Wednesday, June 1.

Provost Whyte said: “I was delighted to join Uryside School in marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The Platinum Jubilee is a magnificent milestone for Her Majesty The Queen. This achievement has been celebrated by schools and communities across Aberdeenshire and the nation through Green Canopy tree planting ceremonies. I would like to thank residents and communities for their efforts in making the Platinum Jubilee a memorable occasion for many across Aberdeenshire.”

Cllr Owen added: “In January Uryside School welcomed the Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Alexander Manson to plant trees marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I am pleased to Deputy Lieutenant Steve Mackison was present at the school’s garden party also commemorating this most special of milestones. I am sure that the trees planted will last for generations to come reminding everyone of Her Majesty’s enduring reign as well as proving useful for outdoor learning and the environment.”

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

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