Communities throughout the Western Isles are being encouraged to hold local events to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the beginning of June.
The Big Jubilee Lunch project is being held throughout the UK and has been recently endorsed by Her Majesty.
In a joint statement issued by The Lord-Lieutenant of the Western Isles and the Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, community bodies and uniformed organisations in the Western Isles are being asked to consider appropriate events within their localities, to commemorate this significant milestone in the Monarch’s sixty year reign.
“While recognising the difficult economic situation facing the country, we believe that our communities will want to join in the celebrations which will be held during the Diamond Jubilee Weekend. We hope to have beacons lit at strategic points throughout the islands on the evening of Monday 4 June, to coincide with the Jubilee Beacon being lit by Her Majesty in London that evening and organisations such as senior citizens, youth, Comainn Eachdraidh, and community bodies may wish to hold Community Lunches on the Saturday or Monday, as part of the Big Jubilee Lunch project.
“We are aware of one or two areas already where community lunches are being planned and we are sure that other communities will want to recognise Her Majesty’s long and dedicated service to the nation and the commonwealth during the Jubilee Weekend.”
Further information on how to organize Jubilee events is available on the Features section of the CnES homepage: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/jubilee2012/index.asp