Falkirk lighting beacon for Queen’s jubilee

A special beacon lighting ceremony is being held on Monday night in High Street, Falkirk
A special beacon lighting ceremony is being held on Monday night in High Street, Falkirk
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The High Street in Falkirk will be lit up by a sea of lights on Monday night to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

The free ceremonial beacon lighting event is being held by Falkirk Community Trust and hosted by Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Church.

Two dance and vocal performances from local community groups will provide the entertainment and Provost Pat Reid will light the beacon at 9.30 p.m.

He said: “The Queen has carried out her duties to the country with unfailing dedication and dignity. She has now been a constant figure of stability in the life of successive generations of our nation for 60 years.

“This event is in acknowledgement of her contribution to the national life and we hope to see many people from across the area turn out to celebrate her diamond jubilee.”

Puff Uproar, a carnival band of local musicians who initially started as a community project, are one of the acts. They have performed at festivals in Scotland and abroad.

There will also be the first live performance of Sing Forth, the newly-formed community choir through the ‘Summer of Song’ project supported by Creative Scotland.

The conductor for the choir at the event is Dougie Flower, acclaimed musician and musical director. The choir will perform various current hits such as Next to Me by Emeli Sande.

The action starts at 8.30 p.m.