Beecraigs Park beacon lit

FH Beecraigs Queens Beacon 21/04/2016
FH Beecraigs Queens Beacon 21/04/2016

A beacon was lit at Beecraigs Country park last week to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Last Thursday the sky was lit up by beacons placed across the highest points in the UK, and other areas of the world, creating a link of fire marking the special occasion.

A crowd gathered at the Linlithgow park to see West Lothian join in the celebrations. Council leader, John McGinty said: “I’d like to thank everyone who came along to join in the celebrations. This is a huge event and the beacon lighting allows us to pay tribute to Her Majesty on her 90th birthday.”

The Queen opened the ceremony by lighting the principal beacon at Windsor Castle which was followed by 1000 others.

Members of the Army Cadet Force took beacons to the four highest points in the UK - Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.