An article in yesterday's Sunday Times was suggesting that Scotland has been less than enthusiastic in its willingness to celebrate the Jubilee: "There are a handful of events organised at significant tourist attractions but more than half of Scotland's 32 local authorities have no plans to celebrate."
That no longer seems to be the case locally. Things were slow in getting off the ground here but now a programme of events has emerged and a list has come the Gurn's way.
Cawdor have an excellent programme planned over the Jubilee Weekend, details will be published shortly.
Cawdor Estate have registered a beacon/bonfire with the national Beacon Pageantmaster for the night of Monday 4th June.
Picnic In The Park at Viewfield on Sunday 3rd June. Yvonne Cotter, Manager of the
this one with full support from the 3
Community Councils in Nairn, Louise Clark and the Rotary Club. Details
will be published in due course. Nairn Museum
Plans are underway for opening the recently refurbished Church hall on Saturday 2nd June followed by a Village Picnic with plenty of entertainment on Sunday 3rd June. Details will be published by them in due course.
There will a beacon/bonfire near
night of Monday 4th June. This has been registered with the national Beacon
Pageantmaster and is already built. Geddes Village
5.The Army Cadets.
A beacon/bonfire on
night of Monday 4th June. Nairn Beach
Thames Pageant on Sunday 3rd June.
A boat named Blakeney is representing Nairnshire supported and crewed by members of the Nairn Sailing Club. There will be 1,000 boats taking part in the flotilla. There will be an opportunity later on in the summer for the boat to be seen when it visits Nairn.
Nairn Golf Club Diamond Jubilee Street Party on Tuesday 5th June (
This is an afternoon event being hosted by the Ladies Section at the Nairn Golf Club in the Curtis Cut Pavilion for members and guests who are in Nairn for the Curtis Cup.
Service. A Sunday date has still to be confirmed for an ecumenical service
which will be held in the Diamond Jubilee Church . The service will probably be held in the afternoon at . Old Parish Church
It may include Bellringing (
Scott Gordon & John Pottie but this could also take place in the evening of
Monday 4th June before the beacons are lit. Old Parish Church