The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort
On Saturday 6th May, for the first time in 70 years, the United Kingdom will witness the coronation of the monarch when King Charles is crowned King.
A series of events is planned which allow members of the public to be involved during The Coronation Weekend, Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May 2023, and on Monday Bank Holiday, 8th May 2023.
Details of national events can be found on The Coronation website.
Plans also include Banffshire communities holding special events.
Saturday 6th May 2023
The Coronation at Westminster Abbey, broadcast live on television.
Sunday 7th May 2023
The Big Lunch, a special community celebration project co-ordinated by the Eden Project in Cornwall. Communities are encouraged to organise events that allow people to come together. These can be whatever is suitable. E.g. street parties, soup and sweets, tea parties, ‘bring a picnic to a picnic’, etc. More details can be found here:
The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. Members of the public can apply for tickets – the ballot closes on 28th February.
Monday 8th May 2023
King Charles recognises the importance of volunteers and community activities. He would like the Coronation weekend to be an opportunity to celebrate and encourage volunteering. The Big Help Out allows local groups to demonstrate their activities and provide people a taster of volunteering. Many well known organisations are taking part.
More details: The Big Help Out
If you are planning an activity, funding may be available from the National Lottery, although applications should be submitted soon:
Moray and Aberdeenshire Councils both have information on their websites about organising events. Please note the timescales:
The Banffshire Lieutenancy would be delighted to support events in Banffshire! So that we can support your event with publicity, please let send details as soon as you can to to: firstname.lastname@example.org