Renfrewshire Council

Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Find out how you can celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Renfrewshire

In June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. 

Members of the public, schools and community groups can get involved by marking the occasion in a number of ways.

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Renfrewshire's Beacon Lighting Service

Renfrewshire's Beacon Lighting Service will take place outside Paisley Abbey on Thursday 2 June at 9:30pm.

Over 2,000 beacons are expected to be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen's long and selfless service.

The beacons will enable local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to her as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations from 2 to 5 June.

In Renfrewshire, the service will begin with a piper playing 'Dui Regnare', a unique tune composed for the occasion, at 9.35pm. At 9.40pm a bugler will announce the lighting with a specially written bugle call, entitled 'Majesty'.

The Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire will light the beacon at exactly 9.45pm to tie in with beacon lightings in other towns and cities across the UK. As the beacon is lit the Paisley Abbey Choir will sing 'A Song for the Commonwealth'.

The Queen's Green Canopy

As part of the Jubilee year, individuals and community groups can get involved in The Queen's Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative encouraging communities to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season from October 2022 until the end of the year.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the campaign will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen's leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. 

Find out more about how to take part - Queen's Green Canopy

Host your own event

There are many ways you can get involved in Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

If you would like to host your own event you can find ideas, guidance and resources on the Platinum Jubilee website - how to get involved.

You can also download our Events Toolkit and Checklist from the Events section of the website.

Groups are encouraged to register their event on the Platinum Jubilee interactive map.

Share details of an event you are hosting - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Any event, large or small, public or private can be registered.


Updated Wednesday 11 May