The Gold State Coach was commissioned by King George III in 1760. He employed the well-known architect Sir William Chambers to create a “very superb” coach that would be used for his Coronation and for his wedding to Princess Charlotte. The designs were so grand that the carriage was not finished in time for either important event. However, it finally made its grand appearance at the State Opening of Parliament on November 25th, 1762.
Lunan bay near arbroath beachcombing Search among the piles of small pebbles on this large sandy beach for agate nodules – colourful, banded, Devonian-age volcanic rocks, known locally as "Scotch pebbles".