Highland Council convener Bill Lobban congratulates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee year
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Highland Council convener Bill Lobban has publicly congratulated the Queen for her 70 years on the throne.
The occasion is being marked this weekend with a Bank Holiday on Friday, with people around the region celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Councillor Lobban said: “On behalf of my fellow members and the staff working for Highland Council, I wish to express our sincere congratulations to the Queen on her 70 years reign.
“This is a historic occasion as it is the first time any British monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee. I am delighted that in recognition of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend we will be flying the Union Flag from our civic buildings and arrangements are under way to light up Inverness Town House and Ness Bridge in red, white and blue from this evening right through until Monday night.”
Highland Council has approved an additional public holiday so all council offices and schools will be closed tomorrow. They will reopen as normal on Monday.
Cllr Lobban added: “Communities, individuals and groups are busy making plans to commemorate so as well as congratulating Her Majesty, I also wish all the organisers and everyone who attends a Platinum Jubilee event a very happy time.”