RESIDENTS are getting set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across Irvine and Kilwinning.

There will be lots on at Irvine’s beach front throughout the day – with the town’s community council encouraging residents to come along as they get the kettle on at the Redburn centre from 10am-4pm.

Meanwhile in Kilwinning, residents look forward to the official Segdoune Crowning ceremony – which will coincide with the event in the Main Street with weekend events lined up in McGavin Park.

As part of the Coastal Jubilee celebrations on Thursday, June 2, there will be kite flying lessons at the beach pond from 12noon.

Among the events around the beach, from 4pm there will be paddleboard and kayak taster sessions.

There will be a family sand castle competition at 6.30pm and treasure hunt 7.30pm. From 9pm Irvine Flipper Girls will host a Sunset Dip in the Sea with all welcome.

And at 6pm at the Harbourside, Irvine Sea Angling Club will mark the Dunkirk Return on boats. At 8.30pm Ayrshire Rock Choir will perform at The Point (Compass).

The Watersports Club will also host celebrations from 12noon to 6pm with a tea party with hats and flags.

There will also be a bottle stall, kids rides, facepainting, food and boats.

At the weekend Kilwinning Community Events will also be holding Jubilee in the Park on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 to McGavin Park

Over the two day youngsters will be able to enjoy four fun inflatables, chair o planes and bumper cars.  Entertainer Uncle Billy will join the event on Sunday with his show and balloon art. 

There will also be a burger van and you’re welcome to bring your own picnic. Parking at Kilwinning Academy till 4.30pm each evening. 

A spokesperson for Promoting Kilwinning said: "As it is the Platinum Jubilee and the Crowning of Kilwinnings Segdoune Queen on Thursday, maybe the young people who are coming along could dress up as a King or Queen and get their photo taken with the Segdoune Royals in Kilwinning Main Street.

"Also remember to get your Kilt on and dance the afternoon away at the Ceilidh, with Borland Ceilidh Band from 3pm to 5pm."

Ayrshire Lord-Lieutenant Iona MacDonald said: “I am amazed with the positive response that we have had during our consultation and the way that the Jubilee has caught the public imagination.

“I hope that all planned events are successful and that they bring our communities together after we have spent so much time apart due to Covid.

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