Towns remember fallen heroes
Services take place in Rutherglen and Cambuslang
Rutherglen and Cambuslang was united over the weekend to remember those who had been killed defending their country.
Remembrance Day events took place in both towns to mark 99 years since the end of World War One.
And at 11am on Saturday, the towns fell silently as the nation marked the moment the Armistice came into affect.
Remembrance events started on Friday, at the Miner’s Wheel on Cambuslang’s Hamilton Road.
Organised by the Cambuslang Remembrance Garden Group, dignitaries were joined by schoolchildren in what was amoving ceremony, taken by Reverend Dr Leslie Milton.
Wreaths were laid and crosses planted as youngsters gave thanks to those of past generations who gave their lives for the freedoms they enjoy today.
On Sunday, major ceremonies were held at Rutherglen cenotaph and the war memorial in Cambuslang Public
Park. In Rutherglen, it was an emotional occasion for Reverend Calum MacLeod, of the Old Parish Church.
He took the service for the first time before taking a break to undergo treatment for cancer.
Community groups and organisations turned out for a parade through the town before a wreath-laying ceremony, with the Salvation Army band and the police and fire service. Gerard Killen MP and Clare Haughey MSP attended along with other elected members.
Father Hennessy, of St Columbkille’s Church, also attended to support Rev MacLeod and read the Tryst.
Rev MacLeod said: “There was great representation from the community and very good attendance in church which is an indication of how important this is too people.”
In Cambuslang, Rev Dr Leslie Milton took the service at the war memorial.
Dozens of locals had turned out to watch the wreath-laying ceremony, which included organisations such as the BB, Scouts and Girl Guides.
Among those there were veterans Hamish Allan, Andy McGowan and Tam Moore. Father Paul Morton laid a wreath, as did elected members.
Former provost Russell Clearie said: “I was really pleased with the turnout, especially from the young, uniformed organisations. The turnout from the general public was up on previous years.”
Later that day members of the 217th Gilbertfield BB company held a short ceremony in Westburn Cemetery where there are Commonwealth War graves.
A service was also held at the commemorative cairn in Lightburn which marks the road many soldiers walked down leaving for Flanders.
I was really pleased with the turnout, especially from the young, uniformed organisations Russell Clearie
Respect Veteran Hamish Allan lays a wreath with his wife, Elizabeth
A man has denied making racial remarks to another and assaulting him on Cambuslang Main Street.
Charles McNicol, 26, is alleged to have punched his victim on the head, pulled him to the ground and kicked him on the head and body on October 23, 2016.
The Fir Place resident was further charged with uttering racial remarks and punching the man on the head repeatedly.
McNicol, who denies all charges against him, including driving a car without a licence, correct insurance and the owner’s consent, is due to appear for trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court on January 8, 2018.
GenerationsPupils from eight schools joined others at the Miner’s Wheel
CrowdDozens of locals turned out to pay their respects 161117remembr_06 FlagsUniformed organisations were in attendance on Sunday 161117remembr_04 Silent The silence at the Miner’s Wheel was impeccably observed 101117miners_05 Reflection The event was a sombre occasion
Together Veterans Andy McGowan, Hamish Allan and Tam Moore
Parade A service was held at the war memorial in Cambuslang Public Park
Service Rev Dr Leslie Milton led the service in Cambuslang Park
United Politicians pay their respects
RemembranceAnne Clements and Russell Clearie
Tribute Father Paul Morton