Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in West Lothian, is appealing to local families who are celebrating significant milestones this year.
Lord Lieutenant Isobel Brydie MBE is asking anyone marking a 100th birthday, or a Diamond (60), Blue Sapphire (65), or Platinum (70) wedding anniversary to get in touch so that she can convey good wishes on behalf of The Queen.
Mrs Brydie no longer receives official notifications of these dates, and therefore needs local families to come forward and let her know about their special anniversaries.
She said: “These occasions are reason to celebrate, and give me the opportunity to bring the good wishes of The Queen directly to the community and individual members of the public.
“I would urge family or friends of any individual or couple who are celebrating a 100th birthday or Diamond, Blue Sapphire or Platinum wedding anniversary in 2016, and would like to receive The Queen’s congratulatory anniversary card from Buckingham Palace, to get in touch.
“Please contact the General Register Office for Scotland first, and then contact my Clerk a month prior to the big event with all the relevant details so arrangements can be put in place.”
To apply for a congratulatory message from The Queen for a Wedding Anniversary call 0131 314 4488 or email telegrams@ gro-scotland.gsi.gov.uk, and for a congratulatory message from The Queen for a 100th Birthday please send the full names of the individual to firstname.lastname@example.org.