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Jubilee picnic planned beneath Edinburgh Castle to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

People will picnic in gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle and luxuriate in dwell music on Sunday as a part of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Those attending the free occasion in West Princes Street Gardens may even give you the option to watch the Platinum Jubilee Pageant broadcast dwell from London, which will likely be proven on large screens.

The band of HM Royal Marines Scotland and the native Love Music Community Choir will carry out on the picnic which is able to function dwell music from 12.30pm adopted by the pageant later within the afternoon.

Music from the HM Royal Marines Scotland band will embrace their Corps of Drums, movie music, Scottish melodies and virtuoso soloists.

A historic floral clock within the gardens is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Edinburgh’s Lord Provost Robert Aldridge mentioned: “The Platinum Jubilee is a truly historic event and it was important to find a fitting tribute here in the capital for those who wish to come together and celebrate the occasion.

“In the tradition of Jubilee street parties our big picnic in the gardens invites citizens to come together to enjoy some fantastic local entertainment and music.

“Watching the celebrations on the big screen will be a great way for people to be involved and soak up the atmosphere of this extraordinary day.”

There may even be a particular Edinburgh Festival Carnival parade only for the event.

British Forces Broadcasting Service presenter Mark McKenzie will likely be grasp of ceremonies for the afternoon.

He mentioned: “It’s a huge honour and I’m delighted to be involved in helping celebrate her majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in Edinburgh.

“The programme has a real eclectic feel, capturing not only a flavour of Scotland but the Commonwealth and beyond.

“It’s always a thrill hosting with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop, it will be a day with something for everyone.”

Elsewhere within the gardens, a historic floral clock is that this year blooming with a design marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Five gardeners from the City of Edinburgh Council’s park crew took 4 weeks to plant greater than 35,000 flowers used within the clock to have it prepared for this weekend’s celebrations.

The clock, which has been in Edinburgh since 1903, will likely be in bloom till October.

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