Shire to pause in memory of fallen
Remembrance events throughout Perth and Kinross
Poignant services will take place across Perth and Kinross this weekend as the region pauses to remember all those who gave their lives in service to their country in the two world wars and all subsequent conflicts.
This morning, a remembrance service will be held at the 51st Highland Division Memorial at the North Inch in Perth at 10am.
Organisations will then gather for the Poppyscotland Act of Remembrance at the Mercat Cross on King Edward Street, and will lay a poppy wreath in tribute at 10.45am.
This will be followed by a Black Watch remembrance service at Balhousie Castle at 1.50pm.
On Sunday, Provost Dennis Melloy, councillors, council officers and members of the High Constables of the City of Perth will form the annual civic remembrance parade.
The procession will leave from outside 2 High Street at 10.25am and head to St John’s Kirk for the service of remembrance at 10.45am.
The traditional military parade will comprise local veterans, representatives of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and cadets.
Following the service, the procession will return to the viewpoint on Tay Street for the Military March Past and Salute.
Provost Melloy said: “It is so important that we remember, Scone Palace pays its own tribute especially as we approach Remembrance Day when we wear poppies to remind us of the horrors of war and to remember those who died in all conflicts since the First World War when the poppies grew on the battlefields.
“Unfortunately we have not learned our lesson.
“Throughout Perth and Kinross people of all ages, young and old, will be remembering – either at a remembrance service in their community or quietly at home, in Wreath-laying at the North Inch in Perth last year the street or in the supermarket– but they will remember.”
Elsewhere, Bowerswell will hold its Remembrance Service on Saturday at 10.45am.