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Platinum Jubilee - Your round-up of Aberdeenshire events


By David Porter

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Across the north-east over the bank holiday weekend, events are taking place to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubillee.

Here is our round-up of events taking place across Aberdeenshire.

Jubilee events in Aberdeenshire. Picture: David Porter
Jubilee events in Aberdeenshire. Picture: David Porter

Turriff

Thursday, June 2 - Jubilee beacon lighting 9.45pm.

Sunday, June 5, noon - 5pm Turriff celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party full of live music, entertainment, afternoon tea packages, many stalls and lots more.

Enjoy an afternoon tea along with a hot drink/juice in one of the large marquees

Available for £10 for adults or £5 for aged 12 and under.

Each box will contain a Platinum Jubilee souvenir.

Inverurie

Jubilee afternoon tea - Saturday, May 28 at St Andrew’s Church.

Rugby events and triathlon - Sunday, May 29, Kellands park.

Jubilee beacon on Bennachie - Thursday, June 2.

Youth cycle race (AM) - Friday, June 3.

Family fun day at Garioch Heritage Centre - Friday, June 3.

Classic car gathering - GVRS - Friday, June 3.

Ballroom dancing at Town Hall - Friday, June 3.

Inverurie Raft race starting at Kemnay at 1pm - Saturday, June 4.

Mens Shed open allotment day - Saturday, June 4.

Dancing through the decades (Neil Mellis) at Town Hall - Saturday, June 4.

Family Street Party - Sunday, June 5 in Market Place.

Ellon

Ellon Legion are hosting various events throughout the weekend to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.

Between 2-4pm on Thursday, June 2, there will be a tea dance with Ythan Fiddlers.

Then on Saturday the darts will kick off at 1pm, followed by an indoor street party on Sunday.

Entry to the tea dance and the street party are free however donations will be gratefully accepted, and to book your place at either of these events please call: 01358 720512.

Banff

Banff and Macduff - Thursday, June 2,1.45pm Macduff Harbour and 2pm Plainstones, Banff announcement by the Town Crier; 9.45pm – beacons in both towns.

Cornhill and District, 4-7pm - Picnic in the Hall – family event with - live music, beacon, games.

Friday, June 3, Banff and Macduff local Brownies and members of other uniformed organisations will be

visiting care homes to distribute celebration cake.

Saturday, June 4, Banff – Play in the Park, 2pm-4pm, rugby pitch, Duff House - an afternoon of fun, games, magic and music.

Saturday, June 4, 12-4pm – Duff House Grounds - Bring a Picnic to a Picnic featuring pipe bands, brass bands, games, stalls,

Aden Country Park - Mintlaw

Friday June 3, 11am Celebrating the Queens Jubilee with a picnic in the park.

Come along and celebrate the Queens Jubilee with a picnic at the Mansion House.

There will be entertainment for children and food stalls in the Courtyard. Bring along a picnic blanket and enjoy the entertainment.

Cuminestown

Saturday, June 4, James Tennant Playing Fields from 11 - 5pm - fun day featuring bouncy castles, bouncy slide, bungee run, obstacle course, soft play for toddlers, kids races organised by the school, bowling green games, croquet, design a crown to wear in the parade, ice cream van, barbecue, teas, coffees and home bakes along with a raffle.

Jubilee themed photo opportunity boards, balloon models and face painting, and in the pavilion, a fantastic selection of royal coronation and jubilee themed memorabilia.

All children are being encouraged to make their own crown in any style they like and take part in our Crown Parade round the park lead by a piper.

Monquhitter SWI are organising teas and coffees accompanied by delicious homebakes.

Entier are providing a mouth-watering BBQ and there will be a kids tuck shop.

New Byth

Sunday, June 5 from noon - 2pm - Queens Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Rothienorman

Sunday, June 5, 12.30pm-7pm - Rothienorman and surrounding Community Queens Platinum Jubilee Street Party,

A day of live music, hill races, children’s entertainment, the Rothie Royal pudding competition, Rothienorman through the ages, BYOB and picnic.

All surrounding community welcome and fancy dress is optional.

Udny

Sunday, June 5 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm three sittings and takeaway options for the Queen’s Jubilee Celebration by Udny Community Trust and Cafe48.

Newmachar

Queens jubilee fun day at Newmachar scout hall on Friday, June 3 from 10am - 1,30pm at the Scout hall

Kintore

Kintore Platinum Jubilee Street Party - Saturday, June 4 from 11am to 4.30pm.

All entertainment and activities start at 11am at Forest Road - The Square and parking area with the road closed off from 7am until 7pm.

The party takes in the Scout Hall and it’s surrounding area where childrens games and activities will be taking place hosted by the Scouts and Guides.

Monetary and other donations greatly appreciated on the day with proceeds going to local Food Banks.

Local Businesses in the area namely The Square, Dossett’s and Chalmers Mackay Music School, Moars Furniture Store are being supported by the Rotary Club and Kintore C C along with representatives from Kintore Summer Festival to present this Event marking the Queens Platinum Jubilee

Gartly

The Gartly Jubilee Big Picnic takes place on Friday, June 3 from 2-6pm.

Bring a picnic and some to share with friends and neighbours.

A magic show takes palce at 3.30pm with balloon modelling plus lots of other fun activities, including a duck race.

Insch

THE community at Insch is pulling out all the stops with a busy weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Friends of Insch Hospital took the lead planning the celebrations and a highlight of the weekend will be a return of the Strawberry Fair in the hospital grounds on Sunday, June 5.

Events run from Thursday, June 2, and from 7.30pm 1st Insch Scouts are hosting a bonfire in the Glebe field ahead of the beacon being lit at 9.30pm.

On the Friday throughout the day, the PTA are hosting kids discos in a specially erected marquee.

On the same night the Bennachie Leisure Centre has foam parties for teenagers and tickets must be bought in advance.

Events on Saturday are an afternoon concert and a ceilidh dance in the jubilee marquee.

Sunday tees off at the golf course where there’s a gents open.

The service in Insch Parish Church at 10.30am will include guests from the ATC Squadron1298,The Friends of Insch Hospital and Community ahead of the fair at 1pm.

Peterhead

The charity Buchanhaven Harbour SCIO are holding two events during weekend of Queens Platinum Jubilee.

One Thursday, June 2 the Beacon lights up at 9.45pm.

The same day the Street Party and Vintage teas run from 1pm to 5pm.

Meldrum

Thursday, June 2 at 9pm at Whin Road is a meet up for the lighting of the local beacon.

Friday June 3 11am -4pm events in the town include a bouncy castle magician balloons face painting stalls including Meldrum fish bar’s stall till 4pm with the Legion kitchen doing basket supper from 5pm followed by evening with Freeway from 8pm.

On Sunday, June 5 at the Legion at 2pm there is a concert featuring the Garioch Blend with Bill Gray and Eddie Rose.

Methlick

Friday June 3 - The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations include a family ceilidh at the Beaton Hall featuring The Iron Broo Ceilidh Band

Bring your own bottle and nibbles, doors open 7.30pm, band starts for 8pm.

Sunday, June 5 - Bring a Picnic to a Party - At noon a piper will leave the shop car park and head to the cricket pitch to be welcomed by Lady Aberdeen and Peter Thorp the Community Council Chairman.

There will be side stalls, competitions including a tug-o-war, homebakes and games.

Monymusk

Saturday June 4 - village history ramble 2pm and cake off competition 2pm with entries to be in by 1pm

Afternoon tea at the church run from 2pm - 4.30pm.

Aberchirder

Events take place on Sunday June 5 - fun for all starts at 11am with parade down main street with local groups and bagpips.

12pm officeing opening in the Market Park.

12.30pm Marnoch football beat the goalie.

1.30pm Patricia Ann dance studio performance.

2.30pm Doric Book reading.

BBQ bring your own picnic area, stalls bouncy castle amusements.

Strichen

Friday, June 3 - 2pm - vintage vehicle visit leaving from school through village to legion.

At 2.30pm 100 years of service at the legion.

2.45pm green canopy plaque at Market Stance.

3.15pm tree planting at community park.

Saturday June 4 - Ritchie Hall and pleasure park

Donkey Rides; pet show 11.15am; bouncy castle, fancy dress event at noon; campfire songs 12.30pm; races 1.30pm; wheelbarrow race 2pml games and competitions; ice cream van 11am - 1pm; raffles 3.30pm.

Pie and pint takes place at the local pubs from 4pm-5pm.

Dancing with Stewart Whyte 7pm in Legion

JubileeFest at the Mormond Inn from Thursday to Sunday -

Thursday - Joyful from 9pm until late on the indoor stage.

Friday - ‘MOR-E-OKE’ a take on karaoke from 9pm until late on the indoor stage.

Saturday - BBQ during the afternoon, Casey Whittaker’ from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on the garden stage, IceKool Katz from 6pm to 9pm on the garden stage, Ross Smith’ music and disco from 9pm on the indoor stage.

Sunday - Lee Rodgers’ from 1pm to 3.30pm on the garden stage, Nine Lives’ from 4pm to 7pm on the garden stage.

Huntly

In Huntly there are events in the Square from 8.30pm on Thursday, June 2 culminating with the lighting of a beacon at Huntly Castle from 9.30pm.

On Saturday, June 4, the farmer’s market will continue into the afternoon, there will be fiddle music, highland dancing and a craft fair in the Gordon Arms Hotel.

Rhynie

A beacon will be lit on Tap o’ Noth at 9.45pm on Thursday June 2.

There’s a big family picnic on the Sunday.

Forglen

Big Jubilee Lunch on Saturday, June 4 from 1pm - 4pm at the Forglen Hall.

Community BBQ and bring your own burgers with salad, cakes and drinks provided.

Bognie Arms

The Bognie Bash on Friday, June 3 from 5pm to 1am, with a disco from 8.30pm and buffet 6pm-8pm.

Meikle Wartle

At noon on Saturday, January 4, Wartle Community Association will be planting a tree in the play park to commemorate the Queen's jubilee.

Locals are invited to bring their own picnic and young people can enjoy a queen cake and treasure hunt.


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