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The Coronation of The King and Queen - Saturday 6 May 2023

People across the country and the Commonwealth were invited to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla over a weekend of special events on 5–8 May 2023. Their Majesties encouraged people to spend the Coronation Weekend celebrating with friends, families and their communities. Also, the Royal Voluntary Service, together with Her Majesty Queen Camilla, launched the Coronation Champions Awards, celebrating the work of extraordinary volunteers from across the UK.

National events took place over the long weekend, anyone wishing to catch up on the Coronation Service, Coronation Concert and other events can do so on the BBC and STV players and also via the Royal Family website -

Locally, the Lieutenancy organised an Art Competition for local primary schools and many community events took place over the long weekend.

Art Results

Sutherland Schools Art competition

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Lieutenancy has created an art competition for Sutherland Primary Schools. Lord-Lieutenant Major General Marriott described it as a: “fun competition to mark a historic event through art and we would encourage all primary school age pupils in Sutherland to take part.” The contest is split into three age groups – nursery, primaries 1-3, and primaries 4-7 – with pupils given a choice of two themes – the Crown in Scotland and the natural environment in Sutherland. Competition packs have been distributed to all primary schools in Sutherland. A similar competition is being run the the Ross and Cromarty Lieutenancy.


Every Primary School in Sutherland took part as well as one clustered school from Ross-shire and the whole Lieutenancy would like to thank the many teachers who encouraged and guided so many children during the competition - and for the extraordinarily kind welcomes they received at every school they visited. The response was incredible and the quality of entries and breadth of imagination was very impressive, over 660 entries were submitted. 

Awards are being made for each competing school and the awards will be presented by the Lord-Lieutenant or one of the Deputy Lieutenants during visits to schools from the end of May and into June.

Sutherland Events 5-8 May 

With thanks to organisers, attendees and the Lieutenancy team for their photographs.

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