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Cowal and Bute jubilee what’s on guide

Your guide to Bute and Cowal jubilee celebrations

By Megan Bonar
Cowal and Bute jubilee what's on guide

As the bank holidays begins, here’s a list of Jubilee celebrations taking place near you.


In common with the rest of Britain, The Innellan Jubilee Beacon/bonfire will be lit on Thursday, June 2 at Cluniter beach at 9.45pm.

On Friday, there will be a Fancy Dress Parade for children which will start at old Royal Hotel site – aka Yellow Chipped Road – and will proceed to the Village Hall via Royal Brae.

In the hall, there will be an ‘indoor street party’ set up. Tickets for this will be available. There will also be a tombola, proceeds for this will go to Befrienders.

It is hoped that a group of older people will be brought along by Befrienders to be guests of honour.

In the evening there will be a Jubilee Quiz Night at the Royal Bar, Innellan.

On Saturday, a Jubilee Ceilidh with Canned Haggis will be held in the Village Hall – proceeds to Inspiring Innellan.


Blairmore village hall will host a Jubilee Celebration on Saturday, June 4 from 12 pm until 4 pm.

Live music from local band Miller Crossan, Jubilee Buffet £5, Strawberries and Cream £3. Tea, coffee and soft drinks (bar to be confirmed).

Any other musicians wanting to play on the day please contact Sue on [email protected].

Open mic from 4pm. Any other enquiries contact Jeannie on 07950052073.

All welcome.


A piper will be at the Creggans Inn on Thursday, June 2. There will be a lighting of the Beacon at the Bay and also at Strathlachlan and Saint Catherine’s at 9.45pm

On Saturday from 12noon to 5pm there will fun and games at the Memorial Hall in Strachur with all local groups promoting what’s going on in the Village. Also, a tree will be planted to commemorate the occasion.


At Colintraive Village Hall there will be live music by the Jammy Beggars on Friday June 3.

There will also be a bar, food by Shellfield farm, afternoon tea and a raffle.

The event starts at 12.30pm. Tickets are £15 and must be booked by May 28.

Cormonachan Community woods, Loch goil

In celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee Cormonachan, Community woodlands will host two free live theatre events. Macbeth, the red will be performed by the walking theatre company on June 3 at 7pm. Due to limited car parking, a bus will leave Lochgoilhead Car Park at 6.30pm. Earlier in the day, the walking theatre company will perform a family-friendly show of The Wonderland Adventure, a bus will leave Lochgoilhead car park at 1.30pm. Tickets are free. To pre-book visit

Ettrick Bay

The Lieutenancy of Argyll and Bute alongwith Mount Stuart Trust will host a beacon lighting ceremony from 8pm on Thursday, June 2, at the south end of Ettrick Bay.

Fanfares and music with bands and pipers will perform followed by a ceremonial tree planting by Sophie Crichton Stuart and Fiona Shaw, wife of Deputy Lieutenant, Stewart Shaw.

Port Bannatyne

Port Bannatyne will celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with an afternoon of regal entertainment on June 4. Including a royal dog show, royal fancy dress, royal cake baking and a wonderful variety of live music.

There will also be Highland dancers, a beer tent, a food stall and children’s activities. 12noon until 4pm.


The Rotary Club of Rothesay, in partnership with the Lieutenancy, will host a street party on June 5.

This is scheduled to take place on Rothesay Esplanade from 1pm and will take the form of a big picnic.

Tables and chairs will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and you are invited to bring your own picnic.

Live entertainment from Bute locals also.

If you are hosting a Jubilee celebration, let us know by sending the details to [email protected]

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