The Queen’s relationship with her Scottish summer holiday home at Balmoral is being celebrated in a special exhibition to mark her Platinum Jubilee. The display at the castle in Aberdeenshire opens on Friday and the centrepiece is an art installation highlighting the plight of salmon conservation. It is a cause important to HRH and the Balmoral Estate, through which the River Dee runs.

The exhibition in the castle ballroom is to honour her 70-year reign. The castle, in the heart of Royal Deeside, has been the Queen’s Scottish holiday home for decades.Called “Life at Balmoral”, the exhibition covers various aspects of life on the estate. At its heart is an imposing sculpture called “Salmon School”.

It is the first contemporary art installation to be put on display at one of the Queen’s homes.