Bute bonfire to be birthday beacon for the Queen

A bonfire will be lit on Scoulag Moor on Bute on the evening of Thursday, April 21 - one of hundreds of beacons across Britain to be lit to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

A bonfire will be lit on Scoulag Moor on Bute on the evening of Thursday, April 21 - one of hundreds of beacons across Britain to be lit to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

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A bonfire is to be lit on Scoulag Moor on Bute next week to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The bonfire will be one of hundreds of beacons to be lit across the UK on the night of Thursday, April 21.

The bonfire will be built between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday, April 20, and members of the public are invited to attend the short beacon-lighting ceremony, which will start at around 8.20pm on the Thursday with the national anthem and the reading of a message from Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay.

The lighting of the beacon will be followed by a rendition of Happy Birthday.

The site is accessible on foot via the road to New Farm, and anyone who would like to attend is asked to note that vehicles should be parked on the roadside at the New Farm road end.

* Next Thursday’s beacon-lighting won’t be the only event on Bute to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday - as we previously reported, the pupils of North Bute Primary School will plant a beech tree at the former St Ninian’s Church in Port Bannatyne at 2pm on April 21 to celebrate the occasion.