09:30 10 September 2014

National Day 2014

The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group has announced the programme

of events for this year’s Gibraltar National Day on Wednesday 10 September
2014. The events are being organised by the SDGG, with the Gibraltar Cultural
Services collaborating and assisting the SDGG to ensure the smooth running of
all events.

The National Day Celebrations are once again at its original venue in
Casemates Square. Celebrations begin at 9.30am from the Square with live music
and performances. The Political Rally will start at 12.25pm with the release of
the traditional red and white balloons at approximately 1pm.
Recycle bins for the disposal and subsequent recycling of empty drink
cans will be strategically located along Casemates Square.  The public is
requested to help Gibraltar’s recycling efforts by using these bins to dispose
only of empty cans.
A spectator stand of 50 seats for the elderly will be made available on
a first come first served basis. There will also be a spectator stand of 50
seats for persons with a mobility disability and a viewing platform to
accommodate wheelchair users. Persons wishing to avail themselves of this
service must be blue badge holders.
Persons wanting a space at the wheelchair viewing platform or the stand
for persons with a mobility disability will be able to obtain tickets on a
first come served basis by contacting the Gibraltar Cultural Services directly
on telephone 20067236 before the 29th August 2014, to register and
pick up their ticket. Ticket holders may be accompanied by one other person.
Blue badge to be presented on collection of tickets. No tickets will be
available on the 10th September.
In addition, National Day will also see the return of Zane Hema, a
British Sign language interpreter who will be coming to Gibraltar, especially
for the event.
This is the third time that special provision has been made specifically
for people with physical disabilities and for wheelchair users in this way.  
Access to Coaling Island as from 10pm will be restricted to pedestrians
only, until completion of the Fireworks Display.  Arrangements are being
made by the Captain of the Port for large ships berthed alongside Coaling
Island’s western arm to be removed, thus providing a prime viewing location for
the general public.  Visitors to Coaling Island on the evening of National
Day are requested to follow instructions as issued by the Royal Gibraltar

Other events forming part of our National Day Celebrations on Wednesday
10 September 2014 include: