Shire to pause in mem­ory of fallen

Re­mem­brance events through­out Perth and Kin­ross

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Gar­diner

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.

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