A new display celebrating the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland, will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on 25 April 2008. The Thistle is awarded to Scottish men and women who have made significant contributions to national life. Her Majesty The Queen is Sovereign of the Order, and appointments to the Order, which are her personal gift, are made on St Andrew’s Day (30 November). New Knights are installed at a ceremony at St Giles’ Cathedral during The Queen’s annual residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in July. A luncheon takes place in the Palace’s Throne Room to mark the occasion.