NA­TION PAYS TRIBUTE

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS - By Russell Black­stock

sig­nif­i­cant tribute, and I am priv­i­leged to be able to do so on be­half of the peo­ple of Scot­land.”

In Lon­don, Prince Charles will lay a wreath on be­half of the Queen at the Ceno­taph in White­hall as his mother watches from the bal­cony of the For­eign Of­fice. A pro­ces­sion of 10,000 peo­ple will then pass the Ceno­taph to pay their re­spects.

Last night, the Queen was joined by other se­nior Roy­als and Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May at the an­nual Fes­ti­val of Re­mem­brance at the Royal Albert Hall in Lon­don where Sir Tom Jones and ac­tress Sheri­dan Smith were among those per­form­ing. Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Sir Alistair Ir­win, na­tional pres­i­dent of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Scot­land, ex­pects this year’s com­mem­o­ra­tions – in­clud­ing events in Stir­ling, Aberdeen, Dundee and across the High­lands – to be par­tic­u­larly mov­ing. He will at­tend both main events in Ed­in­burgh and Glas­gow.

“It is a cu­ri­ous co­in­ci­dence that the 100th an­niver­sary falls di­rectly on a Re­mem­brance Sun­day,” he said. “This will add a spe­cial flavour to a spe­cial day.

“I am look­ing for­ward to the sen­ti­ment that is go­ing to come into my spirit through­out the day and I’m sure this will be sim­i­larly felt by very many peo­ple across Scot­land.

“I am ex­pect­ing to be very moved.”

Le­gion Scot­land’s na­tional chap­lain, the Rev­erend Dr Karen Campbell, will jointly con­duct the Ar­mistice 100 Ser­vice at Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle at lunchtime.

She said: hon­our.

“But I think it is im­por­tant we do not just re­mem­ber the sac­ri­fices made by those in the First War but also to give thanks for the sac­ri­fices made by peo­ple in every con­flict we have been in­volved in since.

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RBLACKSTOCK@SUNDAYPOST.COM “We also have to re­mem­ber that we have it within our gift to pro­mote peace in­stead of war.”

In Aberdeen, of­fi­cials will join serv­ing forces, re­serves, vet­er­ans and cadets to pay re­spect in the city. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Armed Forces and ex-ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions will muster in Lit­tle Bel­mont Street from 10am be­fore parad­ing to the war me­mo­rial led by the Grampian Po­lice Scot­land Pipe Band.

In Dundee, Re­mem­brance Day will be­gin at 6am at St Paul’s Cathe­dral when a piper will play Bat­tle’s Over at the mo­ment when the ar­mistice was signed a cen­tury ago. And a 11am, a two-minute si­lence will be held at the Gar­den of Re­mem­brance at St Mary’s Church in Nether­gate. Lord Provost of Dundee, Ian Borth­wick, said: “There is a se­ries of events on to al­low peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to pay their re­spects on this poignant day.”

More than 150 Scot­tish land­marks will also be glow­ing red to­day.

Build­ings large and small, from the glob­ally iconic to the lo­cally loved, will “Light Up Red” for Pop­pyscot­land in a col­lec­tive dis­play of thanks to the gen­er­a­tion that gave so much.

Twenty churches, 10 cas­tles, seven war memo­ri­als, six clocks, five uni­ver­si­ties, four cathe­drals, three light­houses, two theatres and a phone box are among the venues in­volved. Peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to take pic­tures of land­marks lit up in red and then share them on so­cial me­dia. Gor­don Michie, head of fundrais­ing at Pop­pyscot­land, said: “We wanted to broaden the reach of our Light Up Red cam­paign in this mo­men­tous year as a tribute to those who sac­ri­ficed so much dur­ing the

A colourised photo of Seaforth High­landers troops with a dog in trenches near La Gorgue, north­ern France, in 1915

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