THREE beacons were lit in the Ochils last week to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The beacons on the hills above Menstrie, Tillicoultry and Alva were among more than 2,000 across the UK and in Commonwealth capitals as part of the celebrations.

Scout groups from the area organised the lighting of the beacons above Menstrie and Tilly while the one at Alva was overseen by Clackmannanshire Lord-Lieutenant Johnny Stewart, accompanied by cadet Caroline Stocks, Provost Donald Balsillie and other representatives.

Clackmannanshire Young Citizen of the Year Lewis Maxwell played music specially written for the occasion along with cornet player Julie Johnston from Clackmannan District Brass Band.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant John Spruce, who read a royal proclamation, said: “We were proud to be part of this momentous celebration.

“It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history was marked with beacons and music.

“We were honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th year as our monarch and head of the Commonwealth on her platinum jubilee.

“I would like to thank all those involved in organising and providing support to these events including the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team, the fire brigade, the Scouts and of course the musicians and attendees.”