Brodie Castle near Forres will resound with patriotic music on Saturday 2 June, as teas are served to the music of the ‘Truly Terrible Orchestra’. Formed of amateur musicians who have picked up their instruments after a long break, the orchestra will take visitors on a musical journey covering the last sixty years.
Meanwhile at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum near Ayr, on Monday 4 June, the clock will be turned back to the 1950s for a costume jubilee party. Visitors are being encouraged to dress up to match the era, while the best King and Queen will also be selected. For the less outgoing, a more traditional champagne afternoon tea is also available.
Also on 4 June, in Fife, Falkland Palace has something special for children with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Puppet Show. Furry visitors are most welcome and fancy dress is encouraged.
Haddo House in Aberdeenshire, has a special street party planned in the courtyard with a ‘Jubilee’ themed menu, and a range of children crafts on 5 June. There will also be a chance to explore the recently acquired South Wing of the house.
Meanwhile, at Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate on Royal Deeside, the property is celebrating not only Her Majesty’s special anniversary, it is also the sixtieth anniversary of the castle becoming a National Trust for Scotland property. Join them on 16 June for a packed programme of celebrations.
Later in the month, on 17 June, Hill of Tarvit mansion house in Fife, has chosen an ‘Edwardian Era’ theme for a very elegant afternoon of entertainment to include croquet, Hickory Golf, stalls and of course cream teas.
The National Trust for Scotland owns or manages a variety of properties across the country which will be open over the Jubilee weekend, and appropriately HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, is its patron.