Planting of Coronation Tree – Eglinton Park, Irvine - Monday 4th March 2024

As part of an initiative across the whole of the United Kingdom trees are being planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and to celebrate His Majesty’s passion for the environment,
This initiative aligns with His Majesty’s interest in nature, having held a number of patronages for wildlife and conservation charities during his time serving as the Prince of Wales.
In the Lieutenancy of Ayrshire and Arran a tree has been planted near the Tournament Bridge in Irvine’s Eglinton Park by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran ,Sheriff  Iona McDonald OBE, and North Ayrshire Provost Cllr.Anthea Dickson with support from members of the Ground Force voluntary group and the Lord Lieutenants’ Cadet Lance Corporal Evan McKinnon.
The Lord-Lieutenant, who is His Majesty’s personal representative, said: “It is only fitting that we have a lasting tribute to His Royal Highness who, as we all know, is very passionate about the environment.”
Provost Dickson said: “It was a privilege, on behalf of the people of North Ayrshire, to assist in marking the King’s Coronation with the planting of a Prunus Royal Burgundy Tree. His Royal Highness has always been clear about his dedication to conservation and wildlife – both of which are key elements of Eglinton Park - and this tree is a permanent reminder of this.”