RE­MEM­BRANCE Fall­ing si­lent to hon­our fallen heroes

Re­spects are paid across the county

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Gardiner

Provost Den­nis Mel­loy, chief ex­ec­u­tive Ber­nadette Malone and coun­cil­lors, flanked by So­ci­ety of High Con­sta­bles mod­er­a­tor Char­lie Gal­lagher Poignant ser­vices took place across Perth and Kin­ross at the week­end as the re­gion paused to re­mem­ber all those who gave their lives in ser­vice to their coun­try in the two world wars and all sub­se­quent con­flicts.

On Fri­day, a re­mem­brance ser­vice was held at the 51st High­land Di­vi­sion Memo­rial at the North Inch in Perth.

Or­gan­i­sa­tions then gath­ered for the Pop­pyscot­land Act of Re­mem­brance at the Mer­cat Cross on King Ed­ward Street later in the morn­ing, which also fea­tured the lay­ing of poppy wreaths. This was fol­lowed by re­mem­brance ser­vice at Bal­housie Cas­tle in the af­ter­noon.

On Sun­day, Provost Den­nis Mel­loy, coun­cil­lors, coun­cil of­fi­cers and mem­bers of the High Con­sta­bles of the City of Perth formed the an­nual civic re­mem­brance pa­rade.

The pro­ces­sion left 2 High Street and headed to St John’s Kirk to pay their re­spects to the fallen.

The tra­di­tional mil­i­tary pa­rade com­prised lo­cal vet­er­ans, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Royal Reg­i­ment of Scot­land and cadets.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, the pro­ces­sion re­turned to the view­point on Tay Street for the Mil­i­tary March Past and Salute. Among those in at­ten­dance was Bri­gadier Melville Jameson, the Lord Lieu­tenant of Perth and Kin­ross.

Prior to the week­end, Provost Mel­loy stressed the im­por­tance of peo­ple com­ing to­gether to hon­our those who paid the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice while serv­ing their coun­try.

Pa­rades and other com­mem­o­ra­tions also took place else­where in the re­gion on Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day – in Auchter­arder, Blair­gowrie, Com­rie and Cri­eff, among oth­ers.

• See pages 24 and 25. Wreaths laid at the cer­e­mony

On pa­rade

Poppy pride

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