Villages ready to play part
Two of Scotland’s highest villages will mark the centenary of the Armistice this weekend.
It marks the finale of a year of hard work and community workshops in Leadhills and Wanlockhead.
The Music for Distant Hills multi-media community project will see the premiere of a musical suite especially composed for Leadhills Silver Band.
The concert will take place tomorrow at 7.30pm in Leadhills Hall and will be repeated on Remembrance Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are now on sale with proceeds going to Poppy Scotland.
On Sunday at 6am, piper Doreen Forney will play Battle’s O’er at the war memorial. At noon there will be an outdoor service with Leadhills’ Curfew Bell joining the nationwide peal of bells at 12.30pm.
At 6.55pm cornet and trumpet players will gather at the memorial to take part in the national tribute Battle’s Over by playing the Last Post.
Children have been making poppies for a cascade in the revamped memorial garden, created in association with SNH’s Action Earth Fund.
There will also be an exhibition of the artwork, artefacts and stories collected and created by the communities as part of the project.
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