7 beacons to shine across the Harrogate district for the Diamond Jubilee
Seven beacons will shine across the Harrogate district as part of a network of over 4000 Beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories, on Monday 4 June 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Ireland's smallest church to light beacon.
Coolbuck Church in the Parish of Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh is to light a beacon to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Coolbuck is said to be the smallest church building in Ireland in regular weekly use and the building is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Party at Kellie Castle, Fife
A SPECIAL event to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is being held at Kellie Castle in Pittenweem. Arncroach and Carnbee Community Development Trust (CDT) has joined forces with Kellie Castle to host a family-friendly event in the grounds of the 14th century property, which will start at 4pm on June 4.
The world's most remote island fires up a very special beacon
Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island on the planet lying 1,750 miles from Cape Town and 1,500 miles from St. Helena. The beacon which will be lit at 10pm is very special indeed - it is also sited on a lava bank formed when the island's volcano erupted in 1961 and very unusually the beacon is constructed out of local invasive plants.
Beacon on Slieve Donard the highest point in Northern Ireland
The charity Fields of Life is urging 500 volunteers to take part in a sponsored climb of Slieve Donard on Monday 4 June to raise vital funds to build a school in Uganda. They will also light a beacon at the summit to officially mark the Queen's Jubilee.
1000 Edinburgh Brownies and Guides celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Over 1000 Edinburgh Brownies,Guides and Leaders will celebrate The Queen's 60 year Reign with a Jubilee Beacon at The Trefoil Campsite at Gogar Bank on June 4th. The girls aged 7 - 25 and their leaders will be bussed in from all over Edinburgh to join in a giant campfire complete with glow sticks before the official light up time at 10.10pm. The Queen will then light the National Beacon at 10.30pm.