Spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance to Re­mem­brance events

Week­end marks 100th an­niver­sary of end of WWI

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lynsey.gair@reach­plc.com kirsteen.brown@trin­i­tymir­ror.com 0141 309 4312 A week­end of re­mem­brance will be marked by a series of events in Ren­frew­shire as the fallen of two world wars and other con­flicts are saluted.

The ser­vices this year are es­pe­cially sig­nif­i­cant, as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Ren­frew­shire’s an­nual Chil­dren’s Re­mem­brance Ser­vice will take place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, and will be held at the Moss­vale and St James Pri­mary School cam­pus in Pais­ley.

Among those at­tend­ing will be mem­bers of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land – Pais­ley Com­rades Di­vi­sion.

This will give pupils the op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions about the vet­er­ans’ ex­pe­ri­ences and the work of the Le­gion, be­fore a minute’s si­lence is ob­served at 10am.

Com­mem­o­ra­tive events have been ar­ranged on Ar­mistice Day at war me­mo­ri­als across Ren­frew­shire, with a spe­cial evening ser­vice be­ing held in Pais­ley Abbey to mark the cen­te­nary of the ar­mistice of The Great War.

The ser­vice in the abbey will be fol­lowed by a con­cert of mu­sic, song and po­etry per­formed by the Starlight Youth Mu­sic Theatre, Cham­ber Choir and the John­stone Brass Band.

It will be­gin at 6.30pm and tick­ets are avail­able di­rectly from Pais­ley Abbey.

Provost Lor­raine Cameron said: “It is im­por­tant that we con­tinue to re­mem­ber the sac­ri­fices that the mem­bers of the Armed Forces have made for us and ed­u­cate our younger gen­er­a­tions on what has gone be­fore them.

“Ren­frew­shire has a proud mil­i­tary tra­di­tion and the ser­vices of com­mem­o­ra­tion are a chance to recog­nise those who have done so much to shape past, present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“I would en­cour­age you to come along to any of the ser­vices and pay your re­spects to the fallen.”

The full list of ser vices is : Hous­ton 10am, Kil­barchan 10am, Ren­frew 10.45am, Pais­ley 10.45am, Lochwin­noch 10.45am, How­wood noon, John­stone 12.30pm, Elder­slie 2.30pm and Bridge of Weir 3pm.

There will also be a ser­vice at Ersk­ine Care Home at 10.50am

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. ren­frew­shire. gov. uk/ Re­mem­brance ser­vices2018

■■■■ david.david.camp­bell01@camp­bell01@reach­plc..trin­i­tymir­ror.com­com■■ Well re­mem­bered Provost Lor­raine Cameron last year with St James’ Pri­mary pupils and a mem­ber of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion – Pais­ley Com­rades branch

Re­spect Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Pais­ley Com­rades branch pre­sent­ing the stan­dards in Pais­ley last year

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