Residents got together to celebrate the Jubilee at the beach alongside a host of Platinum events held across Irvine and Kilwinning.

There was lots on at Irvine’s beach front throughout the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday, June 2 – thanks to organisers including Andy Tremble, Danny Kerr and the town’s Coastwatch volunteers.

The town’s community council also hosted a funday and afternoon tea as they got the kettle on for the Queen at the Redburn centre.

Meanwhile in Kilwinning, residents enjoyed the official Segdoune Crowning ceremony after a two-year absence due to coronavirus restrictions – which coincided with Jubilee celebrations in the Main Street with weekend events in McGavin Park.

Provost Anthea Dickson said: “What an evening at Irvine Beach! A delightful event with Deputy Lieutenant Evelyn McCann, to light the beacon marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Coastwatch Irvine.


Families had lots of fun

Families had lots of fun


“Great entertainment, many people on the beach and swimming as we watched a spectacular sunset.”

Coastwatch station manager, Kaye Johnstone, said: “I find it difficult to describe how immensely proud I feel this morning following yesterday’s event celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to making the day a success.

“Firstly, to Andy Tremble and Danny Kerr (former and current captains of the Irvine Carters Society) for all their hard work in organizing and pulling everything together.

“It simply would not have been such a huge success were it not for you guys.

“Kind thanks to Dain Art Iron who kindly offered to recycle the litter bin into a fantastic beacon.

“To North Ayrshire Council, the emergency services, Adventure Carrick, Irvine Beat FM, Irvine Sea Angling Club, the Flipper Girls, the singers, the dancers, the pipers, the buglers, the face painters, everyone who set up stalls, bouncy castles, climbing walls, kite flying…could go on and on and I’m really sorry if I’ve forgotten anyone.

“Special thanks to my team of Coastwatch volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day.

“I’m so proud of every one of you.


Irvine town halberdeer Jim McCarten read out the Jubilee proclamation at the Carters horse statue at the Harbourside.

Irvine town halberdeer Jim McCarten read out the Jubilee proclamation at the Carters horse statue at the Harbourside.


“Finally, to you the community who came along and supported the event; you’re the reason why we do what we do and it’s an absolute pleasure to serve you”.

More Platinum Jubilee pictures in this week’s Irvine Times – in shops every Tuesday