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Tynwald Ceremony 2021 later start time

The President of Tynwald, The Hon S C Rodan OBE MLC, has announced that the Tynwald Ceremony will start one hour later than usual on July 5th this year, for operational reasons. The official ceremonial programme will begin with the Onchan Silver Band leading the schools parade at 11.10am and will be followed at 11.15am by the Band of the Royal Air Force College who will lead the march on of the Guard of Honour from The Queen's Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment), the Standard Bearers and all the Manx units and organisations.

Both the Guard of Honour and Military Band and Fanfare Team have been able to travel to the Island under the new 2+2 pathway, having all had their second vaccinations more than two weeks ago.

Petitioners are now invited to meet the Clerk of Tynwald at the Lychgate at the new time of 11.00am.

The timing of events on the fairfield will not change and the enhancements programme will be adjusted only slightly in the early afternoon to accommodate the later finish time for the ceremony, now expected to be around 2pm.

The President said

‘I am delighted that we will be able to have a full Tynwald Ceremony this year and am looking forward to being able to celebrate all that makes our island the special place it is; particularly our sense of community which has helped so many of us through the challenges we have faced in recent months.

  • Grandstand tickets, priced £4 to include a programme, are available to buy now from the Tynwald Library, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, telephone 685500.
  • Blue Badge holders wishing to attend Tynwald Day may apply to the Tynwald Administration Office for a parking pass entitling them to a reserved space at St John’s Primary School. For enquiries, telephone 685500.
  • Persons wishing to present Petitions for Redress at the Tynwald Day ceremony on July 5 are reminded that Petitions must comply with the Standing Orders of Tynwald. Guidance for potential petitioners is available at or from the Tynwald Library, 685520.
  • A list of road closure times is available here some of these differ to previous years.

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For further information contact:
Jonathan King
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings
Tel: (01624) 685500

25th June 2021
Published - 25/06/2021