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the Cenotaph. Church bells will ring out today as they did at the end of the First World War – and a Westminster Abbey service will be held along with others in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast, to give thanks for peace and those who returned.
This afternoon a concert will take place at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart Campus, the site of a former military hospital for shellshocked officers during the Great War. It will include musical performances from George Watson’s College Symphony Orchestra and Scottish fiddlers.
Meanwhile, director Danny Boyle is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 and etch silhouettes in the sand “remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict”.
Events will take place at low tide at a