QVAS at Royal Garden Party

Royal Garden Party
QAVS at Royal Garden Party


Recently the Master, Brian Newman and the Clerk of Shrewsbury Drapers Company, Jan Boyd attended a Royal Garden Party at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in recognition of the QAVS (Queens Award for Voluntary Service) award being presented to the Shrewsbury Drapers Company by the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Anna Turner JP, in 2021.

The Prince of Wales, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and The Princess Royal hosted guests at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the final party of the season. HRH the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne and Prince Edward were present. Members of The Royal Family are in Scotland to mark the annual Holyrood week taking place between the end of June and the beginning of July. Garden parties have become a way to recognise and reward people for their public service. 

Founded as a monastery in 1128 at the end of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse has a close association with the History of Scotland. It was Queen Victoria who began the custom of visiting Holyrood. Every Monarch since then has maintained this tradition. Known in Scotland as 'Royal Week', and to others as 'Holyrood Week', these visits celebrate Scottish culture, achievement and community. 

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland.


Jan Boyd, Clerk and Brian Newman, Master

HRH Prince Charles

HRH Princess Anne

HRH Prince Edward and HRH Prince Charles

HRH Princess Anne



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