Vil­lages ready to play part

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

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.

Ter­ror A charge at Gal­lipoli

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