Jubilee Celebrations 2022
This year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 70 years on the throne, a truly historic achievement making her the UK’s longest serving monarch. Across the country, a full programme of public events and celebrations will mark this momentous occasion and we’re excited to share what will be happening in Braemar, and at the Fife Arms hotel.
Royal Deeside has a rich and longstanding connection with the Royal family, stemming from the 1850s when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built Balmoral Castle as a family home, just 9 miles from Braemar. A home that is still to this day the official Scottish Residence for the Royal family. HM, the Queen is the Royal Patron of the Braemar Gathering and attends every year with members of the family.
A Community Poem
We are delighted to have commissioned Scottish poet, Gillian Shearer to create a commemorative poem for the Jubilee celebrations with the Braemar community. Everyone has been invited to send in a sentence of up to 10 words on a number of topics relating to the Queen which will then be turned into a poem that we will share over the Jubilee Weekend.
You can read the poem here.
Jubilee Events / Local Events Programme
From Monday 30th May – to Monday 6th June, the Fife Arms will offer a special Jubilee Afternoon Tea, inspired by some of HM Queen Elizabeth’s favourite flavours. View the menu here.
Please call Reservations on 01339 720200 or email us to book.
Thursday 2nd June
Digital Launch of Braemar’s Jubilee Community Poem by Gillian Shearer, commissioned by the Fife Arms
Ballater Pipe Band at Balmoral Castle at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm – Book Here
Solo Piper in front of the Fife Arms to launch the Jubilee celebrations at 6:30 pm
Beacon Lighting at High Field, Braemar at 9.45 pm – More Information
Friday 3rd June
Birds of Prey display at Balmoral Castle at 11 am-4 pm – Book Here
Braemar Local History Group ‘The Queen on Royal Deeside’ Exhibition & Opening Event at St Margaret’s at 5 pm – More Information
Saturday 4th June
Corgis on the Lawn at Balmoral Castle at 2 pm – Book Here
Special Fife Arms Guest Event – Jubilee Afternoon Tea with Jazz from Matthew Kilner & Neil Birse and reading of Braemar’s Jubilee Community Poem at 2 pm-4 pm
Family Ceilidh in Braemar Village Hall at 7.30 pm – Tickets available at the door (£7.50/£2.50)
Sunday 5th June
Pipe Band March, from Fife Arms mews to Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park at 11 am
Braemar Platinum Jubilee Party, Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park at 11 am-4 pm
Jubilee Sunday Lunch at the Clunie Dining Room, a special menu inspired by the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 – Book A Table Here
Folk music in the Flying Stag, Jonny Hardie and Brian McAlpine – 7:30 pm – 9 pm