Remembering the fallen

REMEMBRANCE Day services take place across the region this Sunday with people from all walks of life paying their respect to the fallen with a two minutes silence on the stroke of 11am.

In Milngavie a service will be held at the newly created Remembrance Garden next to the Fraser Centre.

And a service of remembrance also taking place at Bearsden’s war memorial on Drymen Road with local dignitaries meeting in the town hall at 10.40. Both services start at 10.45am.

Vice chairman of the Milngavie and Bearsden Royal British Legion, Ian Taggart, said: “We will honour all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom and the three main principles which drive the Legion - comradeship, Remembrance and welfare will be preached.”

In Milngavie the parade will be led by Milngavie Pipe Band and assemble in Mugdock Road at 10.15am.

The Milngavie and Bearsden branch of the British Legion has had a long and successful association with the band and they will be joined by The local army cadet force unit, Boys’ Brigade, scouts, girlguiding units, the Red Cross and members from the energy services.

In Strathblane, the service takes place at the village war memorial at 10.50am on Sunday.