Tree to mark her Majesty’s long reign
A commemorative tree and a stone circle are to be placed at the entrance to Luss to mark the Queen becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
On September 9, Queen Elizabeth will overtake her great-greatgrandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest serving monarch - with 63 years, seven months on the throne.
To mark the occasion, Luss Estates, the Luss Community Council and the Luss and Arden Community DevelopmentTrust are proposing to plant a commemorative red oak and its base will be surrounded by an inscribed stone circle.
Luss Estates chairman Sir Malcolm Colquhoun said:“This is an extraordinary and significant milestone in our history. The red oak will grow to be a magnificent tree, one that will still be there for perhaps hundreds of years, and will be a reminder to posterity of this landmark achievement.”
As part of the proposal, it is intended to invite public subscriptions, in return for which the name of the subscriber will be engraved on the stone circle for posterity.
For residents of the Luss and Arden district, the cost of this will be £10 per person; subscriptions from those living outside the area will be welcomed at a cost of £100 per person minimum.
Details of how to subscribe are available at www.thequeenstree. com.
Details of the planting and inauguration ceremony on the weekend of September 12 and 13 will follow.