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Ten ways Scots are marking the Royal Wedding

A new poll by Ipsos Mori has revealed a range of ways that Scots will mark the Royal Wedding on 19 May.

The survey shows six in ten will be participating in some way, either by watching TV or recording the event, but less than one in 10 are having a party with family and friends. With a range of events happening to mark the occasion in Scotland, there is something for everyone.

Here’s Scottish Field list of the top 10 Royal Wedding celebrations taking place in Scotland.

10. Reidhaven Street Party, Elgin.

Moray Council has granted the road closure of Reidhaven Street in Elgin on Sunday 20 May from 1pm to accommodate Scotland’s only officially organised street party. Join the residents of Reidhaven Street in celebrating the Royal Wedding after-party in traditional street party style.

9. Regal ROX rings, Glasgow.

ROX luxury jeweller based in Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade created the custom designed rock for the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, and they have made a perfect replica available to the public. Begin your own royal wedding plans with a ring fit for a princess at www.rox.co.uk.

8. Partridges Royal Wedding Gin.

Toast to the big day with a new special edition gin. Independent grocer, Partridges is launching their exclusive No. 2 Chelsea Flower Gin at £29.95 to commemorate the big day and to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show beginning on Monday 21 May. It is a London Dry Gin with notes of bergamot, citrus and coriander and hints of lemon tart and vanilla. It is being created in collaboration with Scottish producer Dunnet Bay Distillers for the big event. Buy online at www.partridges.co.uk.

7. Royal Wedding Cocktail Class at Browns, Glasgow.

Browns Brasserie and Bar in Glasgow’s George Square are offering a cocktail making class from 4pm on Saturday 12 May to teach you how to make two very regal cocktails for the event. The class costs £25 and on arrival you will be treated to a glass of British Royal, a sparkly prosecco based cocktail. You will then learn how to make two elegant drinks – a Rhubarb and Cucumber Collins, and a British Spritz – perfect for entertaining wedding party guests. www.whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/058383-royal-wedding-cocktail-class

6. Hamilton Park Racecourse Afternoon Tea.
Hamilton Park Racecourse is hosting a special afternoon tea party to celebrate the wedding of the year. Entry costs £25 and visitors will receive a glass of prosecco on arrival with a free refill, afternoon tea and a live screening of the wedding on the big screen. This will be followed by music from their resident DJ. Dress to impress in wedding attire as there will be a prize for the best dressed visitor on the day. Book by calling 01698 206475.

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5. Haddo’s Royal Wedding, Aberdeenshire.

Haddo House in Aberdeenshire has close connections with the Royal Family and has had a Royal visit from the Queen Mother. You can indulge in the royal atmosphere with an elegant afternoon tea and live coverage of the event in the Haddo House Library at Haddo House in Aberdeenshire from 11am on Saturday 19 May. The £20 admission fee includes a drink on arrival, canapés and an afternoon tea selection, and there is a bottle of prosecco to be won by the best dressed guest. www.visithaddo.com

4. Radisson Collection Hotel Royal Afternoon Tea, Edinburgh.

Start the celebrations early at the Radisson Hotel on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh with a Royal Wedding inspired afternoon tea from 2.30pm everyday from 12 May to 26 May. For the main event, guests can watch the wedding in the Epicurean while enjoying delicious cocktails, a Mediterranean bar menu and an afternoon tea set just for the occasion. The luxury sweet treats will include chocolate crown jewels and top hat cupcakes, a selection of finger cakes, homemade scones, carrot and walnut cake and an exotic fruit salad. The Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea costs £25 and includes tea and coffee. www.radissoncollection.com

3. Balmoral Castle Afternoon Tea, Aberdeenshire.

The Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home is opening its doors for the wedding of the Royal couple. Dress for the occasion and celebrate the big day in the Scottish home of Royalty. Normal admissions apply and all guests will receive a free Royal Wedding Cup Cake on arrival. www.balmoralcastle.com

The Royal Yacht Britannia

2. Dine like Royalty aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh.

Prince Harry spent his childhood summer holidays aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and you too can celebrate his wedding on board this very ship at Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. During the week of the Royal Wedding, Britannia’s Royal Deck Tea Room will be serving a special menu for £22.50 including some of the Royal couple’s favourite dishes. Dine like the Royals on roast chicken sandwiches based on the proposal dinner, a lemon and elderflower cake inspired by the wedding cake, and Meghan’s favourite cocktail, the Negroni. Complimentary chocolates will be available and an exclusive wedding cake will be on show in The State Dining Room from 18 to 20 May. The Royal Yachtsmen will also be on hand to celebrate their annual working party Yotties Week, and to provide some entertaining stories of life in Royal Service with the Royal Family. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

1. St Andrews Royal Wedding Cake Experience at the Fairmont, St Andrews. 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has welcomed members of the Royal Family for centuries and Fairmont St Andrews is inviting guests to celebrate this regal moment with them. Invited to dress for the occasion, guests will arrive from 11am on 19 May to the Atrium Lounge where an exclusively designed menu of traditional finger sandwiches, canapés and delicate afternoon treats will be on offer as well as a live screening of the event. A signature ‘wedding cake’ selection will feature blueberry violette cake, traditional fruit cake with royal icing, mara de boise Victorian sponge, grand cru chocolate velvet cake and a 24 carat chocolate fondant. The centrepiece will be an oversized Lemon Elderflower wedding cake – just like Prince Harry and Meghan’s. Guests can take away a mini version in a branded box along with their menu as a special momento of the big day. Reserve your table from £50 by emailing standrews.scotland@fairmont.com or by calling the reservations team on 01334 837000. www.fairmont.com