Preparations for gala

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Next May, the County of Angus will hold an afternoon gala event at Glamis Castle to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

This will be a free community venture supported by the seven burghs which make up the county of Angus.

A previous celebration was held in 2002 to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and this event hopes to exceed the 15,000 spectators who visited that event.

Presided over by Mrs Georgiana Osborne, Lord Lieutenant, with the support of the Provost of Angus and Angus Council, each burgh will showcase local talent and enterprise in individual marquees set around the Glamis parklands.

Mrs Osborne said: “Angus, Scotland’s birthplace, has a long and proud history, as well as close family associations with the Queen. Her Diamond Jubilee presents an excellent opportunity for the communities within our county to share a day celebrating, informing and entertaining. The 2002 celebrations were a great success and I’m certain our Diamond Jubilee celebrations will also be a very special day.”