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Queen unveils Jubilee Cairn plaque

The Queen has unveiled a plaque marking a special Diamond Jubilee cairn close to her Balmoral Estate.

The residents of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, collected 60 stones from hills in the surrounding area to create the display.

The Queen talks to local children, in Ballater, prior to her unveiling of a plaque close to her Balmoral Estate Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hundreds of locals turned out to see the Queen who was presented with a bouquet by waiting children.

A pipe band stand behind the Ballater Jubilee Cairn, in Ballater, Aberdeenshire Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Queen talks to the local butchers, in Ballater Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire