LO­CAL REMEMBRANCE EVENTS

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Stage­coach East Scot­land is sup­port­ing Remembrance Sun­day by of­fer­ing free travel through­out the day to armed forces per­son­nel.

The bus com­pany will let armed forces per­son­nel on for noth­ing if they are car­ry­ing a mil­i­tary ID card. They have ex­tended the of­fer to vet­er­ans wear­ing the vet­eran’s badge.

Stage­coach East Scot­land also re­cently launched a spe­cially branded Poppy bus, in sup­port of the Pop­pyscot­land 2018 ap­peal. It is now op­er­at­ing on routes around Fife and will re­main in ser­vice for the next year.

Lathal­lan School in An­gus has marked the 100th an­niver­sary of the First World War by cre­at­ing a poppy gar­den at Brother­ton Cas­tle.

Staff and pupils from the school have planted around 300 in­di­vid­u­ally-crafted, up­scaled pop­pies in the school grounds to pay their own emo­tional Remembrance Day trib­ute.

The pupils will con­duct a silent walk through the grounds of the school to­day, be­fore S5 pupil Ly­dia Broadley turns solo piper to mark the start of a spe­cial ser­vice.

Lathal­lan’s Pipe Band will also lead the Mon­trose Remembrance Day pa­rade to­mor­row.

Mean­while, the boys in the ad­di­tional sup­ports needs base Red Room at Lang­lands Pri­mary School in For­far helped cre­ate a beau­ti­ful dis­play of pop­pies from painted bot­tle bases at the front of the school.

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