Help put Argyll and Bute on the platinum jubilee map

Jane MacLeod, Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute.
Jane MacLeod, Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute, is encouraging residents to register their platinum jubilee celebrations.

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With just two months until Her Majesty the Queen’s official Platinum Jubilee weekend, the Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute is calling on residents to make sure the region takes its well-earned place on the national jubilee map of celebrations.

Events of all types marking the platinum jubilee are being recorded on a nationwide interactive map to showcase all the different celebrations happening across the country.

There are various ways that local groups and organisations can get involved – and there’s still time to start planning.

Celebrations including street parties, ‘big jubilee lunches’, beacon lighting and many more can be registered on the interactive map.

There have also been lots of other celebratory competitions, from creating a special platinum jubilee pudding recipe to knitting toy corgis.

There’s an important Argyll and Bute link to one of the most prestigious competitions, which will feature in celebrations all over the Commonwealth.

Inveraray’s world champion pipe major Stuart Liddell is literally playing his part in putting Argyll and Bute on the platinum jubilee map after his bagpipe tune, Diu Regnare, was the winning entry in a contest to compose a special melody for the Queen.

Diu Regnare – Latin for ‘long to reign’ – will be played by pipers all over the Commonwealth at sunset on June 2, with Stuart planning to play at Inveraray Bridge.

‘I have heard of a number of local groups who are putting celebratory plans in place for platinum jubilee events,’ said Jane MacLeod, the Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute.

‘I’m sure Argyll and Bute will mark this unique and historic occasion in its usual enthusiastic style and full of the community spirit that the area is famous for.

‘I would encourage anyone who is planning a celebration event to make sure they register online – we can all make sure that Argyll and Bute has the place it deserves on the celebrations map.’

Register your event, and find out more, at platinumjubilee.gov.uk/get-involved-with-the-platinum-jubilee

And anyone who creates a platinum pudding recipe, bakes a jubilee celebration cake or knits a corgi is being asked to email photographs to lord-lieutenant@argyll-bute.gov.uk so they can be featured on the Argyll and Bute Lieutenancy Instagram feed.