Merry Christmas everybody, and a happy June to you all! Not only does this month bring sunshine to Scotland and mark the halfway point to our favourite holiday, but this month we are also celebrating the prestigious Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II – in fact, Her Majesty the Queen is the very first British monarch to achieve this honour for a grand 70 years of service!
To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, we at The Olde Christmas Shoppe have given our resident Christmas tree a very regal makeover in glittering gold and silver that highlights some of our most luxurious decorations from majestic golden crowns to novelty prosecco and gin bottles (drinks not included, I’m afraid!) After all, our Queen is certainly someone who loves the season as much as we do – not only are there multiple Christmas trees across her homes which traditionally remain decorated until February, but the Queen also has her very own ‘Christmas shop’ in Windsor Castle that is stocked with many practical gifts to browse through for the rest of the Royal Family!
For a closer look at our lovely (real!) Christmas tree and our selected Jubilee-inspired decorations, be sure to pop in to 75 West Clyde St. and say hello or check out our image gallery below. We will also be offering 10% off to anyone wearing a crown (or even a cheeky Pimm’s for the naughtier elves).
Jubilee Weekend: What’s On in Helensburgh
This long weekend is sure to be filled with festivities galore, with a reported 16,000 street parties already scheduled across the nation, and our lovely little seaside town is no exception to that – we love to party!
Whether you are popping in to say hello to us elves on the shore or enjoying the sunshine at the long-anticipated return of the Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games on Saturday 4th June, be sure to stop by The Journey Fitness in our town square where a little birdie has told us they will be celebrating in style thanks to generous donations from many local businesses in Colquhoun Square. With the promise of free drinks, a live DJ performance and some delicious food provided by our local Deli in the Square, it is sure to be a wonderful day and a brilliant way to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s impressive seven decades spent in service of the nation.