Final touches for Jubilee marquee

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THE FINAL touches are being put to the Arbroath marquee for Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations later this month.

The line-up for the town’s marquee stage and the Main Stage at Glamis has been finalised as have the festivities.

The Arbroath marquee will open with a display from the Abbey Timethemes group at 11 a.m. and they will also appear on the main programme at 12.45 p.m. in front of Glamis Castle itself.

The organisers have put together a varied programme of music, dance and theatre and the full Arbroath programme can be found at the end of this article.

Organiser Angela Smith said: “Everything is done, I’m just waiting for the day. All the individual groups in the marquee are doing their own decorating then on May 19 we’re all getting together to decorate the rest of the Marquee.”

There has been a good response from community groups who have taken on display stalls to give visitors a flavour of Arbroath.

Angela added: “The displays are coming along great. There will be information available on various groups in the town so that people can see what’s going on in Arbroath.

“A whole range of community groups will be represented, there might even be a few last minute groups coming in.”

There are seven towns represented at Glamis for the Diamond Jubilee on May 20 and it promises to be a fantastic family day out.

Angela concluded: “I’m very excited. It’s just going to be a good day and I’m looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the day.

“I can’t wait to see the different town’s marquees and go round meeting new people and enjoying their entertainment.”

Arbroath Marquee performances

11-11.45 a.m. Time Themes

11.45 a.m.-12.15 p.m. Zuglu Drummers

12.15-12.45 p.m. James Shephard-Blythe

12.45-1.15 p.m. Arbroath Instrumental Band

1.15-1.45 p.m. Limelight

1.45-2.15 p.m. Accordion & Fiddle Club

2.15-2.45 p.m. Limelight

2.45-3.15 p.m. Choral Society

3.15-3.30 p.m. Linda Napier School of Dance

3.30-4 p.m. Flames

4-4.30 p.m. Limelight

4.30-4.45 p.m. Air Cadets

4.45-5.15 p.m. Choral Society

5.15-5.45 p.m. Flames

5.45 p.m. to end jam session

Arbroath groups on the Main Stages:

Timethemes: 12.45 p.m. in front of castle

Instrumental Band: 2.15 p.m. ‘the green’band stand area behind the castle

Air Cadets: 3.10 p.m. West Lawn

Accordion & Fiddle Club: 3.30 p.m. ‘the green’ band stand area behind the castle

Choral Society: 3.40 p.m. stage in front of castle

Gymnastics team: 4.10 p.m. - West lawn

Limelight: 4.55 p.m. stage in front of castle.