MAJOR cities across Scotland are to host live viewings and street parties for the coronation of King Charles III.

The official coronation website has created an interactive map which allows users to see what is taking place in their area depending on whether they want to attend or avoid what’s happening.

We’ve rounded up some of the events happening across cities in Scotland as well as a few alternatives for those not interested.


The coronation will be screened at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens on May 6, the city council previously announced.

It is scheduled to begin at 11am with access to the screening opening from 10am.

The screen will remain in place on May 7 where the coronation concert will be broadcast to spectators.

Residents of the capital have also been invited to share their memories and record well-wishes for the King in an online book of congratulations.

For those who wish to voice their opposition to the monarchy, there is a rally being held on Calton Hill calling for Scotland to become a republic from 3pm.

Anyone wanting to avoid anything royal-related will be pleased to hear that the city’s main attractions, including the National Museum and Edinburgh Castle, will still be open.

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Edinburgh Comic Con is also running at the St James’ Quarter on both Saturday and Sunday.


There will be one street party to celebrate Charles’s coronation in Glasgow this weekend, according to the Glasgow Times.

The council only received one application. The event will take place in Nottingham Avenue in the city’s Kelvindale area.

Other events are to take place as part of the Coronation Big Lunch including a coronation tea party at St James Pollok Parish Church on Monday May 8.

Anyone looking for something different can attend All Under One Banner’s independence march.

It will begin in Kelvingrove Park with participants asked to gather before an 11.30am start.

The coronation map also shows various events taking place in nearby towns including Paisley and Hamilton.


There will be a live viewing of the coronation from the Cults Parish Church on May 6, while the Big Lunch in Aberdeen will take place on May 7 in the same location .

The city’s only official event is scheduled to take place on May 7 from 11.30am. The King’s Coronation Family Celebration will take place in Duthie Park.

It will feature live music as well as face painting, a climbing wall and take-away food and beverages.

If you’re looking to avoid the coronation, the Rise Up Festival provides a perfect alternative. It’s taking place on May 5 and 6 and is a celebration of “black and people of colour creatives” from both the city and across Scotland.


It looks as though Dundee has a very limited number of events on with nothing official organised by the city council.

According to the Daily Record, there were also no applications for any street parties.

The Coronation Map does however show an event called Maggie’s Dundee Royal Tea Party which is due to take place on May 8.

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Tickets are priced at £27.50.


Like Dundee, Stirling has no official events planned although the map does show there are some lunches taking place.

The Macrobert Arts Centre is hosting a Big Lunch event on May 7 from 12pm-3pm. The event is free and there is no need to book any tickets.


You shouldn’t have too much trouble avoiding the coronation in Inverness with no official events organised.

Some iconic landmarks will be lit up in red, white and blue – a move which has infuriated some.  

We also recently reported how the locals felt Prince Andrew holding the Earl of Inverness title had brought the city into “disrepute”.

Our petition to have him stripped of the title has now reached more than 4000 so if you’re looking for something to do then you can sign your name HERE.   

According to the official coronation map, it seems there are almost no events planned aside from a volunteering opportunity with Barnardo’s on May 8.

In Dingwall, which is around a 30 minute drive from Inverness, there will be a Coronation Big Lunch on May 7 in the National Hotel.

As far as the map goes, it doesn’t seem too difficult to avoid the coronation in Inverness.