PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN: REMEMBRANCE DAY SPECIAL
Tributes to war dead
Residents across Dumbarton, Alexandria and Helensburgh gathered on Sunday for a series of events to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.
Remembrance Sunday events were held across West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute, with hundreds of people paying their respects to those who gave their lives for the country.
In Dumbarton former and serving members of the armed forces, cadets, civilians and local dignitaries gathered at Levengrove Park.
And in Alexandria hundreds gathered at the cenotaph in Christie Park, including Martin Docherty MP, Dumbarton MSP Jackie Baillie, council leader Johnathan McColl and Provost William Hendrie, who all laid wreaths.
There were also services in Old Kilpatrick, Milton, Bowling and Renton.
In Helensburgh sailors from HM Naval Base Clyde joined residents for a ceremony at Hermitage Park.
Base commander Commodore Mark Gayfer laid a wreath at the town’s cenotaph and Reverend David Young led the ceremony, which was attended by members of Helensburgh Royal British Legion, the Submariners’ Association, children from Hermitage Primary, local cadets, Red Cross, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Scout groups, Girl Guides and Helensburgh Pipes and Drums, among others.
In Cardross the community council and churches held an act of commemoration at the village war memorial, with veterans and members of youth organisations mustering outside the church.
West Dunbartonshire Provost William Hendrie said: “Remembrance Day allows us to reflect on the important work of the armed forces and for us to honour and remember the brave men and women who lost their life in past and present conflicts.
“We had many services across West Dunbartonshire on Sunday, allowing the public to show their support to the families who have lost loved ones and also to the families of serving personnel from West Dunbartonshire and beyond.”
Together Helensburgh residents gather for the Remembrance service
Poignant Remembering fallen heroes
Display Servicemen and women were amon
Respects Council leader Jonathan McColl, Labour leader Martin Rooney and Conservative Sally Page lay wreaths
Lest we forget MP Martin DochertyHughes, MSP Jackie Baillie and MSP Maurice Corry pay their respects at Christie Park
Floral tributes Wreaths of poppies were lai memorial in Christie Park
Remembrance A pipe band leading the procession at Christie Park
Commemorating Commodore Mark Gayfer
In memory Emergency services pay their respects