INVERCLYDE will join 4,000 communities across the UK and beyond on Monday (4 June), to host a beacon lighting ceremony as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Lyle Hill beacon in Greenock will be lit at 10.15pm, at the same time as other local authorities participating in the beacon lighting celebrations across the UK.
This will be followed by Her Majesty The Queen lighting the National Beacon at a central location in London.
The Lyle Hill beacon was constructed in 1977 to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. A short ceremony will be held before it is lit to mark the occasion.
Inverclyde’s Provost Robert Moran said: "It is fantastic to be part of such a momentous occasion, joining communities across the UK and beyond to light a beacon to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
"The lighting of the Beacon not only symbolises a historic moment in the Queen’s reign, but also the unity of Inverclyde, as the spectacle will be visible for miles around.”