WHEN the late Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953 thousands of street parties and community events were held the length and breadth of the UK.

Many more gathered in living rooms to watch the first televised broadcast of a British coronation.

Scots were swept up in the spirit of communal celebration.

For the King’s coronation, however, East Renfrewshire Council has received no applications for street parties to be held this weekend.

Applications must be received at least eight weeks in advance of the proposed closure date.

The council itself will be marking the occasion tomorrow (Friday, April 5) with the Provost raising the Union flag at 10am ahead of the coronation weekend.

Elsewhere there are some community events taking place in East Renfrewshire.

Eaglesham Fair is presenting a Coronation Family Fun Day in Mid Road, Eaglesham, from 11am until 4pm on Saturday.

All are welcome to come along to the event which will include a screening of the coronation and tea, coffee and cake served in the Carswell Centre by Eaglesham Parish Church.

There will also be kids’ rides, a food van, piper, arts and crafts, games, Eaglesham Music and Drama Workshop and an Eaglesham Community Garden Open Day.

Busby is also hosting a weekend full of family events and activities.

A dance will take place tomorrow night at the Masonic Hall from 8pm till midnight, while on Saturday a community market is on from 10am to 2pm.

A family mini disco is planned for Saturday afternoon at Busby Parish Church before Sunday winds up the festivities with a garden party at the church from 1pm to 4pm.

The events are free to attend but ticketed with tickets available from Freemans Chemist on Busby Main Street.

Meanwhile, in Clarkston, a Coronation Big Lunch Community Picnic will be taking place on Sunday at Greenbank Parish Church on Sunday.

The service at 10.30am will be followed by the event from 12pm to 4pm in the manse garden.

Those coming along are asked to bring their own picnic and something to sit on.

Tea and coffee will be available as well as a baking stall.

Everyone is welcome to either part of the day and organisers are looking forward to seeing as many people as possible.