Balmoral Castle Open Air Concert Event

To celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 80th birthday there is an evening of Scottish and International entertainment at Balmoral Castle on Friday 30 June 2006.

The evening event which is called A Truly Scottish Evening is suitable for all the family and profits raised will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust charity which helps people suffering from leukaemia. This charity was specially chosen by the Queen in memorial to local lass Millie Forbes who died from leukaemia in August 2004. Before she died Millie bravely launched a campaign to persuade people to register as bone marrow donors. She raised over 200,000 and six people from her campaign became actual bone donors and their marrow successfully used in transplants.

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Balmoral Castle A Truly Scottish Evening Entertainment

Entertainers on the evening will include Katherine Jenkins the classical singer, Pipers and Drummers, Scottish singer and TV presenter Fiona Kennedy, The Graham Geddes Scottish Dance Band, The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, The Bon Accord Silver Brass Band, The Gordon School Of Dance, The Aberdeen Sinfonietta and Celtic Scottish Dancers.

In between musical events and performances visitors should look to the skies to watch a stunning aviation display by the 2excel Aviation Team. The 2excel pilots are former Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows pilots.
Later in the evening, as the summer night grows dark, there will be a firework display by Fireworx Scotland. There will also be fireworks going over the plane displays.

The evening will culminate in singing Happy Birthday to HRH The Queen.

Parking At Balmoral Castle

The Balmoral Castle car park will open at 5:30pm.

Buses To Balmoral Castle

First Aberdeen do have special buses going to the concert which you will have to pre book on telephone number 01224 650024.

Toilets At Balmoral Castle

Toilets and disabled toilets will be available at the venue.

Food And Drink At Balmoral Castle

Refreshments can be purchased at the food hall. No picnics are permitted, though hampers can be pre-ordered.

Seating At Balmoral Castle Concert

You are encouraged to take a rug and wet weather clothing as it is an outdoor event.

Accommodation At Balmoral Castle

Rooms can be booked at nearby hotels including:

Tickets For Balmoral Castle Concert

Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen Box Office at a cost of 19.50 each or 68 for a family of four. Corporate tickets are also available.

To view the programme of the event, read about the facilities and accommodation, buy a ticket or for more information and photographs visit the official Balmoral Castle website or home page at or at the official Balmoral Castle Scottish Evening website or home page www.balmoralscottishevening

The event has been organised by the George Walker Aberdeen event management team at

Useful Websites
The Anthony Nolan Trust Website -
Hilton Craigendarroch Hotel Website -
The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Website -
2excel Aviation Team Website -
Ken Bruce Website -
Aberdeen Sinfonietta Information -
Fireworxs Scotland website -

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