West Lothian school pupils to get extra day off next year for Queen's jubilee

By Stuart Sommerville

School children and council staff will get an extra day off to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

West Lothian Council’s Education executive and Council executive agreed to an extra day’s holiday this week giving staff and youngsters a long weekend in early June.

Schools and staff will be off on Friday, June3 .

The Queen is the longest serving British monarch and 2022 will be the seventieth year of her reign. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.

Beacons will be lit across the country on June 2, including a beacon at Beecraigs Country park

A variety of national events have been planned for the weekend from 2 to 5 June.

The council Executive earlier agreed to join a national tree planting project identifying a site at Nelson Park in Armadale to be planted up as part of the platinum celebrations.

Council leader Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “It seems a very well planned programme.”

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