"The people of Scotland have a special affection for The Queen, and I am sure that they will welcome the opportunity to join in the celebrations being planned to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in two years time.From her most loyal subject, Alex Salmond. And no, I still can't get my head round the concept of a royalist anti-Union party
"Being Monarch for 60 years will be a truly remarkable achievement - only Queen Victoria has celebrated a Diamond Jubilee before.
"The special Bank Holiday weekend, and the many celebrations that are being planned around it, will allow us all to celebrate with tremendous pride and great affection Her Majesty's 60 years on the throne."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Quote of the day
Scotland, like the rest of the UK, will have an extra holiday on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne: