Queen's birthday celebrations are underway

Berwick's Royal Border Bridge was lit red, white and blue last night as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 9:02 am
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2016, 4:19 pm
Royal Border Bridge lights turned red, white and blue ready in celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday

Tonight, Berwick army cadets will attend three dedication ceremonies at the sites of the trees they planted recently as part of a project with the town council, to commemorate the occasion.

The dedications will be attended by local vicars, the Mayor and town councillors and all are welcome to join the services at Spa Well, Spittal (4.45pm), Dock Road (5.15pm) and Coronation Park (5.45pm).

Following the services, the cadets will be joined by the civic party and guests at a birthday tea party in the Drill Hall.

At 8pm tonight, two Army cadets will light the beacon at Windmill Bastion as part of a national chain, which will begin with the Queen lighting the first beacon to celebrate her birthday. Members of the public are invited to join the lighting ceremony.

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The last event of the day for the busy Berwickers is to head to Tweedmouth, where, at 9.30pm, birthday girl Cadet Niamh Campbell will change the colours of the lights of Royal Border Bridge to red, white and blue.