Lone piper to mark centenary
A lone piper will help mark the centenary of the Great War at Paisley Abbey as part of a poignant worldwide commemoration.
Pipe Corporal Michael Kerr of the Kilbarchan Pipe band will play the traditional Scottish air Battle’s O’er at 6am on Remembrance Sunday.
More than 1,000 lone piper across the globe will mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War One by playing at Cathedrals.
Brian Knight, Pipe Major of Kilbarchan Pipe Band, will lead the band in a number of special events on Sunday.
He said: “We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community.”
Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute has been devised and planned by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek.
He has organised major royal celebrations and international events for more than 36 years and has been working on Battle’s Over for more than four years.
He added: “I t ’s wonderful to see the event being embraced by so many organisations and communities in this country and around the world.
“The centenary of the end of the Great War is an opportunity to acknowledge the enormous sacrifice made by the millions of men and women who died or were wounded, as well as those who worked tirelessly at home in our fields and factories.
“I feel so proud and privileged to have been able to work on this unique, historic people’s commemoration involving thousands of individuals, organisations and others to ensure those that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom enjoy today, will and never be forgotten.”